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Teen shot in west Las Vegas after fight with neighbor walking dog, police say

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Posted at 9:48 AM, Apr 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-12 22:33:50-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas police say a teenager is in "extremely critical condition" after an early morning shooting in west Las Vegas.

Officers with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police responded to the 9600 block of Mariner Village Court, near Flamingo Road and the 215, around 6 a.m.

Investigators believe the teen was outside a home in the area arguing with someone in the street while a neighbor was walking his dog. The teen and the neighbor then got into some kind of altercation. It is not clear what led up to the argument.

Both the teen and the neighbor had guns, police say. The two people shot at each other, according to authorities.

The teen was shot one time in the head. He was transported to University Medical Center Trauma.

Due to the extent of his injuries, police say the Homicide Unit is taking over the investigation.

UPDATE: Teen dies after argument, shooting in west Las Vegas

Police say the shooter and the teen shot live near each other.

Investigators are talking with the shooter and say they are being cooperative.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers (702) 385-5555. You can remain anonymous.

Watch the police update here: