UPDATE: Coroner identifies man killed near Craig, Lamb

UPDATE JAN. 31: The Clark County coroner has identified the man killed as 21-year-old Benicio Quinones of Las Vegas. His cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds. 

UPDATE 11:30 A.M. JAN 30:  Homicide detectives determined that the victim was walking down the street when a white Ford pickup truck drove up. Several shots were then heard and the vehicle fled the area.

At this time detectives have not identified a shooter but said the incident may be gang-related.

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

Anyone with any information about this murder is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521 or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555.

UPDATE 11 A.M. JAN. 29: Police say they were able to find the shooting victim with the help of their new technology, ShotSpotter

Las Vegas police officers received a notification on their smartphones that shots had been fired near Craig Road and Lamb Boulevard.  

Police have only been using the ShotSpotter program for a few months. The system uses a series of sensors placed on buildings or light posts to detect gunshots, then sends an alert to police within seconds.  

"There's some neighborhoods where people don't call police," says Lt. Dan McGrath with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. "They don't call 911 if they hear gunshots." 

ORIGINAL STORY

Las Vegas police are investigating a homicide in the 4200 block of Calimesa Street near Craig Road and Lamb Boulevard at 1:41 a.m.

Police say a man was found with gunshot wounds in the middle of the street. The man was transported to UMC Trauma where he was later pronounced dead.

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No one is in custody at this time. The Clark County coroner will identify the deceased. 

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