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UPDATE: Man tried to hide guns after shooting

Posted at 3:51 PM, Apr 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-26 20:03:02-04
LATEST UPDATE: One of the men who was shot in the leg was arrested on possession of a gun by a prohibited person.
Police identified that man as 21-year-old Tevin Alhashemi. According to his arrest report, detectives believe following the shooting, he accessed his old apartment in an attempt to hide guns. He had been convicted of first degree burglary in 2013 and was prohibited from owning guns.
According to the arrest report, Alhashemi told police he and a man he called his foster brother were in a vacant apartment waiting for someone to deliver a $20 bag of marijuana when the shooting occurred.
The man killed was identified as 27-year-old Damion Dwain Thomas of Pasadena, Calif. He died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Police are still seeking the suspect(s) in this case.
UPDATED 12:01 A.M.: Las Vegas police continue to investigate a deadly shooting on the city's northwest side.
The shooting occurred around 2 p.m. at the Liberty Village Apartments in the 3500 block of Dromedary Way near North Nellis Boulevard and East Cheyenne Avenue.
A security guard, who did not want to be identified, tells 13 Action News he saw two men running through the apartment complex with a gun.
"It was all caught on camera," he said. 
Another witness, who only wanted to be identified as Monica said one of the injured men flagged her down.
"My husband had that boy's blood all over him. My heart hurts," said Monica. "The boy came running up towards me saying, 'Help me ma'am I've been shot.' I grabbed him and he fell into my arms and I put him on my porch."
Investigators with LVMPD says this appears to have started over a "transaction" gone bad.
"One person is saying there was going to be buying and selling of firearms," said Lt. Dan McGrath with LVMPD. "I don't know if it's narcotics related."
He went on to say a group of men got into a fight and began firing several rounds. 
A number of guns were recovered inside an abandoned apartment, including one thrown into a nearby dumpster.
In total four people were shot, three of them injured with bullet wounds, including one man who died at the apartment complex. Officers are still looking for a fourth victim with a possible gunshot would to the neck.
Officers are looking for one suspect described as a black male with a long dreadlock ponytail. He was last seen wearing basketball shorts and may have been leaving the area in a silver pickup.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- A shooting took place near Nellis Boulevard and Cheyenne Avenue on Sunday around 2 p.m.
Two people were shot in the incident. One has died, the other person's condition is unknown.
Preliminary info suggests that two groups of people got into a fight when shots were fired.
This is an ongoing investigation. Updates will be provided as more information is received.