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Las Vegas breaking news for Jan. 12, 2020

Posted: 10:26 AM, Jan 12, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-13 20:38:39-05
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The following is a roundup of breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley.

UPDATE 7:26 P.M.
The RTC reports that the I-15 northbound to Spring Mountain Road west exit is back open after the shooting that happened there this afternoon.

6:45 P.M.
Clark County Fire Department responded to a fire at 10001 Peace Way this afternoon. When firefighters arrived they found smoke coming from a first floor unit of a two-story apartment building. Firefighters made an offensive attack and were able to put the fire out at 7:07 p.m. No injuries were reported. The fire is under investigation and damage has not been estimated.

UPDATE 6:31 P.M.
Las Vegas police say the shooting near the I-15 and Spring Mountain Road happened around 4:40 p.m. and appears to be the result of a quarrel between homeless individuals. The I-15 off ramp at Spring Mountain remains closed.

4:45 P.M.
Nevada Highway Patrol is responding to a shooting on Interstate 15 near Spring Mountain Road, according to Las Vegas police. Authorities say the shooting is non life threatening but there are road closures in the area. The I-15 off ramp at Spring Mountain is closed. Expect delays. Use other routes.

3:10 p.m.
Henderson police responded to a crash involving a white Subaru Outback SUV and a 71-year-old female pedestrian. The Subaru was traveling northbound on Boulder Highway approaching Equestrian Drive. The pedestrian was crossing the northbound lanes of Boulder Highway in a marked crosswalk, but against the signal when she was struck. She was transported to Sunrise hospital and later died from her injuries.

UPDATE 2:10 P.M.
NV Energy reports a power outage is over near Nellis Boulevard and Carey Avenue following a serious car crash in the area overnight. You can view current outage information here.

1 P.M.
NV Energy reports an outage impacting around 446 customers in the area of Nellis Boulevard and Carey Avenue. The company says the outage began shortly before 12:30 a.m. and was caused by the serious crash reported around that time overnight. They estimate the issue will be fixed by 3 p.m. You can view current outage information here.

11:05 A.M.
Las Vegas firefighters say one person is dead after a fire in a camper vehicle in a rural area near the city. The fire happened near Mount Charleston, near Kyle Canyon Road and Candy Street, shortly after 9 a.m., authorities say. Clark County Fire Department and Las Vegas police are en route to investigate. 13 Action News has a crew on the way, check back for updates.

1:35 A.M.
Clark County Fire Department responded to a "high" level structural fire at 4766 Beach Shell Court near East Vegas Valley Drive. All occupants were able to safely evacuate. No injuries reported. 2 adults displaced.

12:26 A.M.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police say a serious injury crashed occurred when a Nissan Altima traveling southbound on Los Feliz Street failed to yield at a stop sign at the intersection at Lake Mead Boulevard and was struck by a Nissan Titan. The Titan left the roadway and struck an NV Energy electrical box. The driver and passenger in the Titan fled the scene. The driver of the Altima was transported to UMC with serious injuries and is suspected of being impaired, according to officials.

12 A.M.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police report that a man was running across the street on North Las Vegas Boulevard, near Cathedral Way, when he was struck by a Nissan Altima after falling down in front of the moving vehicle. The man was declared deceased and the driver of the Nissan remained at the scene.

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