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Man dies, woman injured in possible road rage shooting on 215 Beltway in Las Vegas

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Posted at 6:26 AM, Oct 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-21 11:07:56-04

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.

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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.

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.