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Updated: 3/30 2:05 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- The Clark County coroner's office has identified a man killed Thursday evening in a shooting in a convenience store parking lot in the southwest part of the valley.

Las Vegas resident Gagik Tulbendhyan, 28, was killed by a gunshot wound to the head. The shooting was ruled a homicide.

According to Metro, patrol officers responded to a parking lot in a business complex located on South Jones Boulevard to investigate reports of a shooting. Arriving officers located an adult man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The man was transported to UMC Trauma Center and is expected to survive. Officers also found a sport utility vehicle which had crashed into a parked car in the parking lot. Inside of the vehicle was a man with an apparent gunshot wound. He was already dead when police arrived.

The preliminary investigation initiated by the Homicide Section indicated the two male victims had arrived together in the sport utility vehicle. A third man who arrived separately got into the vehicle, where the victims attempted to rob him. The suspect in turn shot both victims and fled the scene. The suspect remains at large.

The shooting was the 20th homicide investigated this year by the Metro.

The investigation remains on going. Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521. To remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers by phone at (702) 385-5555 or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.


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