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Las Vegas breaking news for June 30, 2020

Breaking news for July 18
Posted at 5:17 AM, Jun 30, 2020

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

UPDATE (7/23/20):
On June 30 at about 6:03 a.m., a traffic collision occurred on East Lake Mead Boulevard at the intersection with Radwick Drive. Evidence at the scene and drivers' statements indicated a white 2006 Kenworth was traveling eastbound on East Lake Mead Boulevard and was approaching the intersection with Radwick Drive. A collision occurred when a silver 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe was attempting a left turn from a posted stop sign on Radwick Drive to westbound East Lake Mead Boulevard. The front of the Kenworth struck the left side of the Hyundai. Emergency Medical Services transported the driver and the passenger of the Hyundai to the University Medical Center Trauma Unit. The driver remained at the scene and was not impaired.

On July 19, the driver of the Hyundai was pronounced deceased by University Medical Center medical staff. The Clark County Office of the Coroner Medical Examiner notified the LVMPD Fatal-Detail of the death. The Fatal-Detail Investigators did not respond to the collision scene on the day of the crash. The driver's death will not be counted as a traffic-related fatality until the Clark County Coroner's Office determines the driver's cause of death.

11:25 P.M.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police department is on scene of a call of shots fired at the Caesars Palace parking garage. They say two people called 911 to report the sound of a gunshot in the garage of the resort. There was an apparent altercation between several black males inside the garage that turned into a fight. Police say at some point during the fight, one of the males produced a gun and fired at least one shot. Police say there is no evidence at this time to indicate that anyone was struck by gunfire. The person who shot the gun fled prior to officers arrival. Detectives are on-scene and the investigation is on-going.

UPDATE (7/6/20): The Clark County Coroner has identified the deceased woman as 66-year-old Ruth Hughes from Henderson. Her cause of death was sharp and blunt force injuries, a homicide.

The City of Henderson Police and Fire Departments responded to a home near East Galleria Drive and Via Alatoire in regards to a report of two deceased individuals. Officers arrived on scene to discover a 66-year-old female deceased at the scene, and a 67- year-old male clinging to life. The male was transported to a local hospital in unknown condition. Henderson Detectives preliminary investigation revealed the incident as an apparent Homicide and failed suicide attempt. As this is an open investigation, no further details will be released at this time.

7:11 A.M.
RTC reports a crash on the US-95 southbound off ramp at Boulder Highway. All lanes are blocked. Use other routes.

Las Vegas police say they found a man in his 50s with gunshot wounds near Flamingo Road and Palo Verde Street this morning. The man was pronounced dead on the scene. At this time there are no suspects.

5:25 A.M.
Las Vegas police are investigating a body found at Flamingo Road and Palo Verde Street. Westbound lanes of Flamingo Road are blocked as a result of the investigation. Police are expected to share an update at 7 a.m., check back for updates.

5 A.M.
Crews are on scene of an electrical fire at the Circa construction site in downtown Las Vegas.

Electrical fire at Circa construction site


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