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Gunman Fires at Siegfried & Roy Home

October 5, 2004

LAS VEGAS (AP) _ A gunman opened fire on the home of former Las Vegas Strip entertainers Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn, shouting they should get out of the country, police said Monday.

Police initially labeled the shooting as a hate crime but said later Monday that a patrol officer had misclassified the case on paperwork.

No one was hurt in the Sept. 21 drive-by shooting, during which a witness said a man fired four shots from a white van, breaking two windows and leaving a 12-inch hole in the stars’ home northwest of the Strip, said Officer Jose Montoya. It was not known if they were home at the time. Their spokesman declined to comment.

A warrant has been issued for the gunman, who was not identified.

Police announced the shooting Monday, a day after Horn and friends celebrated his 60th birthday at the home. Sunday also was the one-year anniversary of a near-fatal tiger mauling that left Horn partially paralyzed and forced the closure of the illusionists’ long-running Siegfried & Roy show.

Horn and Fischbacher have lived in Las Vegas for some 35 years.

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