LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas police are investigating a deadly freeway shooting near McCarran Airport early Monday morning.
Authorities say two vehicles were driving next to one another eastbound on the 215 Beltway near Warm Spring Road at about 2:20 a.m. when the shooting occurred.
#TrafficAlert Eastbound 215 closed from State Route 171 (Airport Connector) to Warm Springs for police activity. The closure will be in place for several hours. Expect major delays and avoid the area. #DriveSafeNV #LivesAreOnTheLine #NHPSoComm— NHP Southern Command (@NHPSouthernComm) October 18, 2021
Police are describing the shooting as a possible road rage incident as a 25-year-old driver was hit by gunfire, causing him to crash into the center divider. His 25-year-old passenger was also shot and she was transported to the University Medical Center in critical condition.
The incident closed a portion of the 215 Beltway at the scene of the crash and shooting.
Police are investigating a homicide scene, which has closed the EB lanes along the I-215 near the Airport Connector and Warm Springs.— Zora Asberry (@ZoraAsberryKTNV) October 18, 2021
All lanes are blocked headed EB.
The best alternate route is to take Sunset to Eastern, then Eastern to Windmill, then continue on to the 215. pic.twitter.com/9LZLhWlc4U
No suspects were immediately named or in custody, according to police, but officials are asking for any witnesses to speak with them or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.