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16-year-old shot to death at Lewis Family Park on Thursday

Posted: 11:40 PM, Jan 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-22 19:50:31Z

A 16-year-old was shot to death Thursday night at a public park on the east side of Las Vegas.

The Clark County coroner will identify the deceased after relatives have been notified. 

Homeowners called 911 after hearing gunshots at Lewis Family Park near Sahara Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard. Police heard reports of a fight involving four people before the shots were fired.

Homicide detectives determined that the victim and his friends met with two other teens, which led to an argument and then a physical fight. The fight escalated when both the teen killed and another teen discharged their firearms. One of the rounds struck the 16-year-old in the upper body. The teens left the scene prior to officer’s arrival.

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It is believed this incident could be narcotics related.

The shooters are believed to be 16-18 years old, both medium build and one with facial hair. They are believed to have fled in a small black or dark blue Toyota or Honda with black rims and loud exhaust.