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Police: Man dies in shooting in east Las Vegas, gunman remains on loose

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Posted at 2:23 PM, Aug 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-16 12:13:34-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas police are investigating a homicide scene Sunday afternoon.

Lt. Ray Spencer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said officers were called to the 1100 block of South Mojave Road at about 1 p.m. with reports of a person shot at that location.

Spencer says a man in his 20s was shot by another man in his 30s while they were part of a group hanging out in a nearby trailer.

The gunman for unknown reasons shot the man with a rifle before taking off from the scene along with another person.

Authorities say the man was taken to the University Medical Center with a gunshot wound but later died from his injuries.

Spencer held a news conference with the latest information he had from the scene around 3:30 p.m.:

Anyone with further information about this incident was urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.