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Las Vegas breaking news for July 18, 2019

Posted: 1:56 PM, Jul 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-19 08:37:52-04
Breaking news for July 18

The following is a roundup of breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley.

11:15 P.M.
An airman at Nellis Air Force Base is recovering after he was shot in the leg at the base. He was transported to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Las Vegas police are on scene investigating the cause of the incident.

9:45 P.M.
California Highway Patrol is responding to a semi-truck fire on the I-15 near Baker, CA. Units arrived on the scene shortly before 9 p.m. It is unknown at this time if there are any injuries. Some lanes are closed as crews tend to the fire.

13 Action News Viewer Kourtney Wagner shared video of the scene.

UPDATE 4:23 P.M.
The scene has wrapped up and all roads are open again after an hours-long barricade situation near Rancho and Smoke Ranch.

UPDATE 3:57 P.M.
One person is in custody after a barricade situation in the 2200 block of North Rancho Drive but the investigation remains ongoing. Expect a police presence for the next few hours, police say.

1:52 P.M.
Police have been working a barricade situation in the 2200 block of North Rancho Drive since around 6:43 a.m. Residents in the area have either been evacuated or chosen to shelter in place. Several road closures are in effect. Roads impacted include Rancho Drive and Smoke Ranch Drive.

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