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BLM rangers shoot 3 people, killing 1, on land east of Las Vegas

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Posted at 8:10 PM, Mar 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-18 22:53:17-04

(KTNV) — Rangers with the Bureau of Land Management shot three people, killing one, on Thursday afternoon in an area east of Las Vegas, the agency said.

In an email to 13 Action News, the BLM did not detail what circumstances led up to the shooting.

Officials said it happened at approximately 4:45 p.m. on BLM-managed land off of state Route 147, near the entrance to Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Three people were "struck by gunfire," officials said. One person was killed, another was airlifted to an area hopsital in critical condition, and one had non-life-threatening injuries.

No BLM rangers were injured in this incident, officials said.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating.