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Police look for gunman after clerk shot in rural Nevada town

Posted at 12:26 PM, Jan 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-29 15:27:15-05

Police are looking for a gunman after a clerk was shot and wounded at a convenience store in a rural town off Interstate 15 in southern Nevada.

Las Vegas police Officer Jacinto Rivera says the 29-year-old employee was being treated for an arm wound that was not believed to be life-threatening after the shooting about 12:30 a.m. Monday at the service station in Moapa.

Rivera says security video shows the clerk was in a car wash bay when a man in his 20s driving a blue SUV asked for directions to a nearby grocery store and fired a shot when the clerk said the store was closed.

Las Vegas police cover most of Clark County, including Moapa, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of the city.