LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A homicide investigation was underway Monday afternoon in the area of Washington Avenue and Pecos Road in Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said.
Detectives were on scene at a home in the 1400 block of Newport Street, said Lt. Ray Spencer with LVMPD's Homicide Section.
Police were called there on a report of a shooting. Arriving officers found a man suffering from gunshot wounds, LVMPD officials said. He was transported to University Medical Center's trauma center, where he later died, police said.
Spencer stressed that this investigation is still in its early stages, but police so far believe the man who was killed had gone to the vacant home to meet up with another individual. At some point, there was an altercation that led up to the shooting, he said.
A friend of the deceased went to the residence to check on him and called 911 after finding him wounded in the driveway, Spencer said.
Spencer described the victim as a "Hispanic male in his early 20s." He had not been publicly identified as of this report.
Officers were canvassing the neighborhood to collect video evidence and statements from witnesses, Spencer said. Police were also working to get a search warrant for the home where the shooting happened.
Investigators welcome any tips that could help them find the shooter, and Spencer said there is reward money available in this case.
Anyone with information can call the homicide section at 702-828-3521 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Anonymous tips can be made through Crime Stoppers online at crimestoppersofnv.com or by calling 702-385-5555.