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UPDATE: Coroner identifies victim of deadly shooting on East Charleston Boulevard

Posted at 8:39 PM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 14:41:30-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE JAN. 11: The Clark County Coroner has identified the victim as 32-year-old Jose Jesus Santa Cruz from Las Vegas. Santa Cruz' death was due to gunshot wounds to the torso and it was ruled a homicide.

ORIGINAL STORY
One person is dead after a shooting on East Charleston Boulevard between Lamb and Nellis boulevards.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department received reports of gunfire around 6:45 p.m. on Thursday.

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The agency says its ShotSpotter equipment also detected gunfire in the same area.

Police believe the victim was walking in a parking lot of a business when he got into an argument with an unidentified man.

The shooter is described as a Black man, 5-feet 8-inches to 6-feet 2-inches tall, wearing a back and white long-sleeve t-shirt or jacket. He was also carrying a dark backpack.

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