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Suspect fires at homicide victim's vigil Sunday

Posted at 7:12 PM, Apr 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-25 22:28:56-04
A family vigil for shooting victim Javarrius Brown was interrupted Sunday night by gunfire.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is currently investigating the incident near Owens Avenue and Pecos Road as a drive-by shooting. First responder vehicles were in the area at the time but none were hit.

"I heard the last shots," said one woman who asked that she not be identified. "Somebody kept saying, 'They're on the side of the house, they're on the side of the house, they're coming by the house.'" 
That woman said she quickly moved little kids inside for safety.
"As I'm moving the kids I'm still hearing the gunfire."
13 Action News was the only crew on scene following the 911 call. Las Vegas police said they haven't made any arrests. A number of homes and cars were hit in the area, including Luis Villega's vehicle.
"He jumped the fence and then he hopped back over," said Villega. "That's when he started firing towards the house. 
Police are still looking for Brown's killer and the person who reportedly opened fire at his family's vigil.
As 13 Action News originally reported, Brown was found dead on Sunday around 12:30 a.m. When officers arrived in the 2500 block of Page Street in North Las Vegas, they found Brown with gunshot wounds.
The preliminary investigation reveals there was a verbal argument involving multiple people outside the residence prior to the shooting.
Brown's family wouldn't say if the shooting was gang-related but offered up this statement about the violence.
"It has two. It's kids killing kids. These aren't older kids. These kids are 24, 25 years old. They're not even 30."