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UPDATE: Homeless man sleeping when shot in front of Rancho Discount Mall

Posted at 7:25 AM, Jan 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-30 16:18:25-05

Las Vegas police say a man has died after suffering a gunshot wound at the discount mall in the 2900 block of Washington Avenue near Rancho Drive around 3 a.m. Monday. 

Police say the victim was homeless and they believe the victim was targeted specifically. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Homicide detectives said the man was sleeping in front of the business when an unidentified male wearing a black hoodie walked up and shot the victim. The man then fled the scene on foot. Police are working to determine a motive. 

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Two homeless people, a man and a woman, were shot in the same area earlier this month. Police arrested Michael Thompson for their murders.