Bellagio casino went on lock down after attempted break

Gunshots were fired during a burglary Saturday at a high-end retail store inside a Las Vegas, The Associated Press reported.

Several people have been detained but it's not clear if they are the burglary suspects, according to CNN.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said the situation was under investigation on Saturday morning and denied reports of an active shooter at the scene.

According to a report in the Las Vegas Sun, burglars armed with sledgehammers smashed the glass entrance of the store, which was apparently closed for the night.

Authorities say initial reports indicated there was an active shooter but that proved to be false. The suspects stole "valuable" items from the store.

It began to transpire that men dressed with pig masks entered the hotel to rob a Rolex store. The Bellagio remained on lockdown for about 30 minutes after the incident.

The legendary Bellagio Resort and Hotel is on the Las Vegas Strip and is recognizable for its dramatic, choreographed fountain shows. When it wouldn't start, they tried to carjack someone else, and then tried to run away, the Sun reported.

  • Archie Newman