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UPDATE: Coroner identifies man killed during fistfight between coworkers

1 dead, 2 injured
Breaking news for July 18
Posted at 11:38 AM, Jul 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-07 11:51:49-04

UPDATE JULY 7: The Clark County Coroner has identified the man who was killed during the shooting as 23-year-old Andy Contreras. His death was due to a gunshot wound to his arm which perforated his lungs, heart, aorta and pulmonary artery. Contreras' death was ruled a homicide.

Las Vegas police are investigating a shooting in the 4700 block of Copper Sage Street, which is in a commercial area near Lamb Boulevard and Craig Road.

Police say they received a call at 11:05 a.m. Arriving officers found a gunshot victim who was transported to UMC Trauma.

They were also notified that another possible victim related to the shooting was dropped off at North Vista Hospital.

Las Vegas police released more information about the shooting on Thursday afternoon.

According to Lt. Ray Spencer, two employees at a nearby business had gotten into a fight earlier today and agreed to a fistfight on their lunch break.

When it was time for lunch, they went outside and walked off the property and began fighting. They were followed by other employees.

Before the fight, one of the employees involved called his friend to witness the fight.

Employee number 1, as referred to by the police, was winning the fight when the friend of the other man, referred to as employee number 2, pulled out a gun and started shooting.

Two other employees -- employee number 3 and employee number 4 -- were hit. So was employee number 1. Employee number 2 and his friend left the scene of the shooting as did employee number 1.

Employee number 3 died. Employee number 4 was dropped off at North Vista Hospital and then transported to UMC Trauma in critical condition. Employee number 1, who contacted North Las Vegas Police after the shooting, has non-life-threatening injuries.

Employee number 2 and his friend have not been located. Lt. Spencer told the media that they know who employee number 2 is but do not know the friend's name.

Spencer also said they do not know if employee number 2 will be charged with anything at this time.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the police.


This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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