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Las Vegas police seek help from drivers who may have seen deadly freeway shooting

Posted at 5:56 PM, Oct 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-20 21:09:28-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas police are asking drivers who were near the 215 Beltway and the Airport Connector early Monday morning to come forward with information that may help their investigation after a possible road rage incident left one person dead and another in critical condition at the hospital.

Police are asking for drivers with a dashboard camera to review the footage and say the incident may have looked like a regular crash to other drivers in the area at the time.

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According to investigators, however, a shooting took place on the eastbound lanes of the 215 shortly before 2:20 a.m. on Oct. 18.

The driver of a 2016 Chrysler 200 was found with a gunshot wound and pronounced dead at the scene, police say. His identity and cause of death will be released by the coroner's office.

A woman riding in the same car as a passenger was taken to University Medical Center where police say she remains in critical condition but is stable. She is suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, police say.

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Investigators believe the two people shot were in a dispute with another vehicle at the time of the shooting, which led them to crash into the center median.

A vehicle description for the suspected shooter is not known at this time.

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521 or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com.

To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or online at crimestoppersofnv.com.

Watch the full announcement from police: