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Police investigate shooting near Western High School

Shooting investigation near Western HS
Posted at 2:46 PM, Mar 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-29 23:53:47-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A shooting investigation is underway near Western High School on Tuesday afternoon, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said.

Lt. Brian Zink, public information officer for the Clark County Police Department, said that at around 2:15 p.m. this Tuesday afternoon school police responded to calls of a fight and a weapon just as school ended at Western High School.

Zink continues saying officers responded to the area of the east parking lot of the school where a car was going at a high rate of speed. Officers attempted to stop it. The car made a U-Turn in the parking lot and struck a student. Officers say the student was not seriously hurt and wasn't hospitalized.

Zink said an officer eventually shot at the car when it drove at officers. Officers believe that the two juveniles who were in the car that the officers tried to stop were likely hit by the officer's gunfire.

CCSDPD says those two kids were later taken to area hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries.

According to Western High School's website, the final bell for the day dismisses students at 2:11 p.m.

Las Vegas Police are assisting the Clark County School District's Police Department with the investigation, LVMPD officials said. LVMPD is investigating the police shooting and is expected to present its findings to CCSD PD in 72 hours. Lt. Zink said there would be a public briefing scheduled once his department got that information, possibly Monday.

Bonanza Road was closed between Decatur Boulevard and Estella Avenue.

School administration could not immediately be reached for comment.

This is a developing story.