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Coroner identifies 18-year-old shot to death in North Las Vegas

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Updated: 7/05 1:54 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- An 18-year-old was shot dead and a 14-year-old girl injured late Thursday night in North Las Vegas.

The Clark County coroner identified the victim as 18-year-old Las Vegas resident Tyrell Melton. 

The shootings occurred shortly after 11 p.m. on Via Maria, a residential cul-de-sac near West Lone Mountain Road and North Commerce Street, North Las Vegas police reported.

When officers arrived, they found the man on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. He was unresponsive. The girl was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are investigating suspicions that the shooting stemmed from an argument earlier in the evening. No one has been arrested, but the investigation is ongoing.


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