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Metro investigates fatal shooting near Walnut, Savoy

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Updated: 7/28 11:20 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) – Metro is investigating a shooting death in northeast Las Vegas.

According to a news release from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, dispatch received a report just before 8:25 p.m. Sunday that a male had been shot and was lying on the ground near the corner of Walnut Road and Savoy Court. Patrol officers arrived and located a male who appeared to be suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to UMC Trauma where he was pronounced deceased.

The investigation initiated by Metro’s Homicide Section indicated that the victim and the suspect came to the area with the intention to fight. When the victim arrived, he was met by the suspect and two other males. The victim and suspect then engaged in a physical altercation. After the two separated, the suspect retrieved a handgun and fired striking the victim. The suspects then fled the area in a green, four-door sedan.

No suspects have been identified. The identity of the victim, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County coroner’s office.

This is the 75th homicide investigated by the LVMPD in 2014. Anyone with information regarding this Homicide is urged to call Metro’s Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521, or email at homicide@lvmpd.com.

To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visit www.crimestoppersofnv.com. Tips directly leading to an arrest or indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.
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