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2 Las Vegas shootings, 1 officer shot amid Floyd protests

Police and rescue workers swarm the intersection outside Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, where shots were fired late Monday, June 1, 2020, in downtown Las Vegas. Police were present for a protest over the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who died in police custody on Memorial Day. Photo: Ronda Churchill/AP. Police and rescue workers swarm the intersection outside Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, where shots were fired late Monday, June 1, 2020, in downtown Las Vegas. Police were present for a protest over the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who died in police custody on Memorial Day.

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Created: June 02, 2020 04:47 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say an officer has been shot in Las Vegas and police are responding to another shooting as people protest the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said early Tuesday that the officer was shot in the area of the Las Vegas Strip and an officer was involved in a shooting in the downtown area.

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Protesters have been rallying for days across the country over the death of George Floyd, who was seen on video pleading that he couldn’t breathe with a white police officer pressing his knee into his neck for several minutes before he stopped moving.

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