One person has been killed and another injured after they were shot near Owens Avenue and J Street.
Las Vegas police said they responded to the 1000 block of Weaver Drive after reports of shots fired. Police discovered two men with gunshot wounds around 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Both victims were transported to UMC Trauma where one was pronounced deceased.
The man killed was identified as 56-year-old Ronald Abram of Las Vegas. He died of multiple gunshot wounds.
We don't know anything about shooting suspect(s). One person dead. This is as close as police are letting us pic.twitter.com/1ZGf9PA96i
— David Schuman (@david_schuman) February 28, 2016
Homicide detectives determined the victims were at the apartment attending a party when they got into a confrontation with the suspect that escalated when both victims were shot.
The suspect fled before officers arrived. The motive behind the shooting remains under investigation.
This is the 27th homicide investigated by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in 2016.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.