UPDATE: Man arrested in deadly Feb. 11 shooting

UPDATE FEB. 27: During the course of this investigation, detectives identified 29-year-old Deandre Gathrite as the man involved in the Van Patten Street shooting.

On Feb. 26, Gathrite was located by the Criminal Apprehension Team in the 5800 block of West Lake Mead Boulevard, near Jones Boulevard, and taken into custody. He was transported and booked into the Clark County Detention Center where he faces one count of murder with a deadly weapon and one count of own/possess a gun by a prohibited person.

The man killed was identified as 26-year-old Kenyon Tyler. 

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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Las Vegas police are investigating two shootings just a block apart Sunday night.

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The first shooting was reported around 8:40 p.m. in the 2600 block of Van Patten Street, near Sahara Avenue and Paradise Road. 

Arriving officers located a man lying on the ground outside one of the apartment buildings suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the torso. He was transported to the Sunrise Trauma where he was later pronounced deceased.

Homicide detectives determined there was a group of people standing outside of the building and there was a verbal altercation. At some point, a man pulled out a gun and fired several rounds, striking the victim. The shooter was gone before officers arrived.

The identity of the victim, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County coroner. 

Police said the motive appears to be a disagreement over the sale of narcotics.

The second shooting was reported around 10:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of Sherwood Street, just about a block to the east. Another person was shot in the torso and transported to the hospital.

Initially, police thought the shootings may be related.

Anyone with information in either case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555. 

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