Officer Shot in Las Vegas During Protests

LAS VEGAS (AP) -
Las Vegas Police block off Las Vegas Blvd. South after a shooting in front of a federal courthouse during a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Las Vegas, Monday. (Christopher DeVargas/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

An officer has been shot in Las Vegas and authorities are responding to another shooting as people protest the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, authorities said early Tuesday.

The officer was shot in the area of the Las Vegas Strip and an officer was involved in a shooting in the downtown area, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

The department said both shootings were on Las Vegas Boulevard.

Protesters have been rallying for days across the country over the death of 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 Floyd stopped moving.