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Police: 2 men ambushed in neighborhood shooting near Las Vegas Boulevard

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Posted at 2:14 PM, Jan 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-03 09:44:38-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas police are investigating a deadly shooting Sunday afternoon in a neighborhood near Las Vegas Boulevard.

Authorities say homicide detectives were called to the 200 block of Chicago Avenue, near Industrial Road, at about 12:40 p.m. for reports of a shooting.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Lt. David Valenta said two men were outside at that location when they were ambushed and shot at.

Both men were in their early 30s with one pronounced deceased and the other currently in critical condition at the University Medical Center.

Police say the shooting did appear to be targeted towards at least one of the men but detectives did not immediately have a description to share of the shooter.

Valenta updated their investigation Sunday afternoon:

Anyone with more information on this incident was urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.