The 17th shooting involving the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department took place Friday, Aug. 24.

The shooting happened around 1 p.m. after police said the man stabbed two different women.

Las Vegas police said a woman was riding the RTC bus when a man began stabbing her in the neck.

“Next thing I know I got maybe a quarter of a block to the bus and I felt an arm around my neck and something going in my throat,” said stabbing victim Robin Woodfin.

The woman was able to get off the bus and get help. The man also got off the bus and put a different woman in a chokehold and began stabbing her.

Las Vegas police made contact near Spring Mountain and Rainbow Boulevard. When contacted by police, the man ran from officers armed with a knife and failed to comply with their demands. Police tried using a taser and a low-lethal shotgun but said neither were effective. One officer then fired shots at the man.

The man was transported to UMC Trauma in critical condition. Both women were transported to the hospital to be treated. Both women were released soon afterwards.

Police believe the victims were chosen at random.

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