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UPDATE: Coroner identifies deceased victim from late-night shootout in Las Vegas

Posted at 6:19 AM, May 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-04 20:11:14-04

UPDATE MAY 4: Las Vegas police are now saying that two people were injured in the shootout in addition to the person who was shot and killed.

The Clark County Coroner has identified the decedent as 17-year-old Noel Carbajal. His death was due to a gunshot wound to the leg with vascular injuries and it was ruled a homicide.

Police said one person was killed and another injured in a late-night shootout between two groups of men near Boulder Highway and Missouri Avenue Friday.

Lt. Ray Spencer with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Homicide said ShotSpotter identified a lot of gunfire happening near Whitney Community Center close to Boulder Highway and Tropicana Avenue at around 11:45 p.m.

He said no one was on the scene when responding officers arrived, but they found several bullet casings from different weapons in the area.

Shortly afterward, Spencer said one man was dropped off at Henderson Hospital and later transported to UMC Trauma, but that man died from his gunshot wounds.

Another man was dropped off at Sunrise Trauma with gunshot wounds as well.

Spencer said several people were detained after the shooting during a traffic stop but it wasn't clear if any of the people were involved in the shooting.

Anyone with information should call Metro Homicide or call CRIME STOPPERS to stay anonymous.