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School District police hear gunshots, find 16-year-old bleeding near Eastern and Washington

Posted at 9:34 PM, Sep 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-07 10:16:38-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A teen is recovering after police say he was shot in the arm near Washington and Eastern avenues on Friday.

Las Vegas Police say they were called to the area around 2:15 p.m. when a Clark County School District Police officer came across an injured 16 year old in the 2000 block of Constantine Avenue near downtown.

"School District police were just patrolling the area of one of their schools when they heard what they believed to be gunshots," said. Lt. Mark Lourenco with Las Vegas Police.

"As they drove around they came to a street called Constantine and they found the 16-year-old victim who had been shot once in the arm," added Lt. Lourenco.

Neighbors reported hearing the gunshots after 2 p.m. and say the teen walked in the street until collapsing and being aided by a police officer near 21st Street and Constantine Ave.

"I got called by my neighbor and he told me that something happened at my house and I told my boss I needed to head home," said Steven Boirum, who's lived on Constantine Avenue for 40 years.

Boirum said he came home and found his front yard was surrounded by police tape.

Investigators were very interested in video evidence his cameras may have caught.

"They look at it and they really couldn't tell too much but they caught all of [the suspects,]" said Boirum.

Police were able to develop information from the teen victim and found the alleged shooter and a second suspect a short distance from the scene.

Authorities were quick to note the shooting did not involve any Clark County School District schools.

The victims has "survivable injuries" according to police.

No additional ages, names or a motive have been released.

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