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More information released about shooting

Posted at 5:55 AM, Jan 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-22 18:22:01-05

Police are investigating a shooting on Thursday night.

It happened around 9:30 p.m. at an apartment complex in the 4800 block of Luxor Way, near Cheyenne Avenue and Lamb Boulevard.

Police say that upon arrival, they found a male lying next to a vehicle who was suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was transported to UMC Trauma Center, where he was pronounced deceased.

According to the preliminary investigation, the victim was standing next to his vehicle when he was approached by another man who shot him several times and then jumped over a wall to get out of the complex.

The suspect is described as a black, thin male. He jumped into a white SUV and fled the scene. The motive behind the shooting is unknown at this time.

The deceased has been identified by the coroner as 28-year-old Kelvin Johnson. This is the 6th homicide in Las Vegas so far this year.