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North Las Vegas police investigating 2nd targeted shooting in one day

There have been multiple shootings in recent weeks
Posted at 8:04 AM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 11:46:25-04

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The North Las Vegas Police Department says they believe that two shootings in their jurisdiction on Tuesday were not random.

Police officers discovered a man who had been shot multiple times in the 1800 block of McDonald Avenue near Carey Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard shortly after 10 p.m. The man, believed to be approximately 22 years of age, was transported to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say that the victim was waiting in his vehicle when a silver 4-door sedan pulled up next to him. Someone in the vehicle fired multiple rounds at the man who was shot. One shot hit the man and several rounds hit his vehicle.

Police do not believe the shooting was a random act of violence and are looking for the shooter.

NLVPD is also investigating another shooting that happened much earlier in the day.

That shooting happened on Stazt Street near Belmont Street and East Lake Mead Boulevard. Police are also looking for the shooter in that incident.

Additionally, there were two shootings on Sept. 27 that NLVPD believes were targeted shootings.

A man was killed at a car wash near Martin Luther King Boulevard and Carey Avenue and another man was shot and killed on Alcantara Lane near Aviary Park neighborhood.

13 Action News is not aware of any arrests made in connection to the Sept. 27 shootings.

Two men were also shot on Sept. 25 at an apartment complex on Civic Center Drive near East Cheyenne Avenue. In that case, NLVPD says it appeared there was an exchange of gun fire between the men who were shot and another person or persons. It is not known if any arrests have been made in connection to the Sept. 25 shooting.

Anyone with information in any of these shootings is urged to call the North Las Vegas Police Department at 702-633-9111 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.