This is a roundup of all the breaking news stories from around the Las Vegas valley for June 11, 2017.
A homeless man has been shot in parking lot of 7-Eleven near Rancho Drive and Washington Avenue. Police say it appears that someone in a car was firing at 2 people in the parking lot and and one of those people returned fire. The homeless man was caught in the crossfire. All three suspects were detained. The homeless man was transported to local hospital in unknown condition.
UPDATE: The juvenile reported missing earlier today has been located and is safe.
Viewers are reporting a fire near the Las Vegas Strip. It appears that several Eucalyptus trees and other forms of vegetation are on fire between the rear of Caesars Palace and Bellagio and the interstate off of Frank Sinatra Drive.
Clark County Fire Department says the fire started at 4:16 p.m. The high winds caused the fire to spread quickly and a concern was raised regarding visibility for drivers on northbound Interstate 15. Fire crews are currently attempting to get the fire under control and Nevada Highway Patrol is assisting with traffic control. The off-bound ramp for Flamingo Road is currently closed.
It appears the fire started in a homeless encampment.
— Marques Atkins (@BossWhiz) June 11, 2017
UPDATE: Police say this morning's shooting was possibly related to drugs. The adult male victim was shot multiple times. The coroner will release the deceased's name and age after relatives have been notified. At this time, no one has been arrested for the shooting.
UPDATE: Police say that the missing child they reported this morning is considered a runaway and no foul play is suspected. At this time, he is not believed to be in any danger.
A motorcyclist has been badly injured in a crash with another vehicle near Vegas Drive and Rainbow Boulevard. It happened just before 3:30 p.m. Police say that the motorcycle crashed into the back of another vehicle. The motorcyclist was transported to local hospital with severe head trauma, possibly life threatening. Road closures are in effect.
Power has been restored on the east side ahead of schedule.
A power outage is affecting almost 10,000 customers on the east side (East Sahara Avenue and South Nellis Boulevard area). NV Energy's website sites the reason as equipment failure. Power is estimated to be restored by 1:15 p.m. LINK TO OUTAGE MAP.
Las Vegas police are looking for 11-year-old Beltran Catrino. He was last seen on June 9 in the area of Tropicana Avenue and Boulder Highway. He is 4-feet 9-inches tall and 130 pounds. Call 702-828-3111 or 702-828-2907 if you have seen the boy.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officials report that they received a call of shots fired on the 2600 block of Sherwood Street, near East Sahara Avenue and Joe W. Brown Drive.
Responding officers discovered a deceased individual lying outside. Homicide detectives are investigating the fatal shooting.
- No word as to whether or not a suspect has been taken into custody.