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Gunman in tactical gear opens fire, killing one at Las Vegas gas station

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Posted at 7:55 AM, Nov 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-04 21:35:29-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — One person is dead after a shooting in the southwest part of the Las Vegas valley.

Las Vegas police responded to multiple reports of shots fired at a convenience store near Robindale Road and Jones Boulevard just after midnight on Thursday.

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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers arrived and located an adult male with multiple gunshot wounds inside a vehicle in the parking lot.

The victim was transported to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

According to authorities, the investigation conducted by the LVMPD Homicide Section indicates an Asian man wearing a tactical vest and a gun belt was walking westbound from Robindale prior to the shooting and committed a robbery to a citizen.

Police say the gunman continued walking to the convenience store, where he fired multiple rounds into the driver's side door of an unoccupied vehicle. He then walked to another car within the parking lot, which was occupied, and fired multiple times into the driver’s side, striking and killing the victim.

He then walked into the convenience store and fired multiple rounds at a customer.

That customer was able to avoid injury and escape out a rear door. Additional customers in the store were also able to escape unharmed, according to LVMPD.

The gunman took items from the store and was last seen leaving the area. He was arrested Thursday afternoon at a nearby home after a standoff with police. The as-yet unidentified 22-year-old is expected to face one charge of open murder and additional charges for shooting at the other vehicle and customers, police said.

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