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16-year-old shot, killed during argument

Posted at 1:12 PM, Nov 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-12 16:12:39-05

A 16-year-old is dead after a shooting near Lake Mead Boulevard and Belmont Street on Saturday.

Police were dispatched to the scene around 5 a.m. Once there, they found a group of people outside a house. A 16-year-old male and a 26-year-old male in the group were suffering from gunshot wounds. They were taken to the hospital.

Officers later learned about a third person, an 18-year-old male, that was taken to the hospital before police arrived.

While at the hospital, the 16-year-old died from his injuries.

According to North Las Vegas police, all three subjects were together at a house when they got into an argument with another person. The altercation escalated into a shooting, and the three males were struck. The shooter fled the scene before police arrived.

Investigators believe this is not a random act of violence, and that the subjects knew each other.

Anyone with information about this case should call North Las Vegas police at 702-633-9111. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.