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UPDATE: Woman identified in shooting by grandson

Woman shot near Hollywood, Lake Mead dies
Posted at 11:48 AM, Aug 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-05 14:43:57-04

UPDATE SEPT. 5: The Clark County coroner has identified the woman killed as 61-year-old Robin Bauer Melendez of Las Vegas.

UPDATE SEPT. 1: Neighbors of the 19-year-old man who accidentally shot and killed his grandmother are stunned and worried. 

"You just never know what can happen-especially with a gun. that's very scary and hard to imagine," said a neighbor.

Police are treating this shooting as an accident, which probably offers comfort to the grieving family, but it's hard to fault neighbors for wondering what if it was their wall that was penetrated by the stray bullet?

UPDATE 2 P.M.: Police are now investigating this as an accidental shooting of a grandmother in her early 60s by her grandson.

The grandson was manipulating his gun when it went off and fired through two rooms, striking the grandmother.

The grandson, who is 19 years old, is cooperating but is very distraught. There are 4 other members of the same family that live in the house and there are no reports of any of them being harmed.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is reporting a call around 9:10 a.m. of a woman that was shot on the 6800 block of Fallona Avenue, near North Hollywood and Lake Mead boulevards.

When police arrived they found a woman suffering from a single gunshot wound. She was transported to UMC Trauma and later pronounced dead.

The LVMPD is currently investigating the shooting and does not believe it to be a suicide.