A deadly shooting at Excalibur Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas has left two people dead.
The deadly shooting occurred Friday night, at approximately 8:30pm, right near the casino’s front entrance.
Jessica Kenny, who worked for Vegas.com was manning the concierge desk, where she worked, when a man came up and shot her.
He then turned the gun on himself and shot himself.
VEGAS.com Chief Operating Officer Bryan Allison, responding to the tragedy said,
We were saddened to learn that a member of the VEGAS.com family was the victim of tonight’s tragic and senseless killing at the Excalibur. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.
It was a frightening scene at the popular Hotel and Casino. People were scrambling for cover and no one else was injured.
The man was pronounced dead at the crime scene and the Kenny was transported to the hospital where she later died.
The identity of the man is Edward C Brandt of Lake Forest, IL and the relationship between the two has not been released yet.
Being that the woman worked in the casino as an outside vendor, it appears that this was not a tourist related crime and it appears that the woman was the intended target.
It could be a case of a disgruntled customer upset over not having his show tickets ready, however, the sad truth is that domestic violence was likely involved, resulting in yet another murder of a woman in the Las Vegas area perpetuated by a former or current husband or boyfriend.
It appears that Kenny was involved in some type of prior dating relationship with the man who killed her.
There have been unconfirmed reports that Brandt dated Kenny three years prior and recently returned to Las Vegas from Illinois. The unconfirmed rumors say that Kenny told others that the man’s parents had money and that he was crazy. He may have been staying at the Excalibur.
The sobering fact is that Nevada can be a very dangerous place for women to live.
The state ranks #1 in the nation for violence against women by men for the third year in a row and has held the #1 spot for five of the last six years.
The Violence Police Center released details of their research that analyzed homicides for 2010 and found that women are much more likely to be the victims of violent crimes committed by intimate partners than men are, especially if there is a weapon involved.
If you, or someone you know, are a victim of domestic violence, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) has an extensive state coalition resource list , broken down by state, where you can obtain help.
In Las Vegas, the Southern Nevada Domestic Violence Task Force offers valuable resources including seminars. The Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence website also offers resources, education and assistance to combat domestic violence.