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UPDATE: Coroner identifies man shot, killed near downtown Las Vegas in May, shooter remains on loose

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Posted at 11:09 PM, May 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-15 14:29:14-04

UPDATE JULY 15: The Clark County Coroner has identified the man whose body was found as 65-year-old Nalinh Khamsoukthavong. His death was due to shotgun wounds of the chest and arm. Khamsoukthavong's death was ruled a homicide.

Las Vegas police say they are investigating a homicide in the downtown area from Wednesday night.

Officers responded to the 300 block of North 14th Street, near Stewart Avenue, just before 10:30 p.m. regarding a possible shooting.

Authorities say an adult man was shot and arriving officers found him lying near a sidewalk at that location.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said the man killed appeared to be homeless, but a motive or description of the gunman was not immediately released.

Anyone with further information was urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.