1 teen shot to death, another wounded in North Las Vegas

A shooting late Thursday night left an 18-year-old male dead and injured a 14-year-old girl in North Las Vegas, police said.

Officers responded shortly after 11 p.m. to the shootings in the 4800 block of Via Maria Court, near North Commerce Street and Lone Mountain Road, North Las Vegas police officer Aaron Patty said.

The shooting happened outside of a house where police found Tyrell Melton, 18, dead from gunshot wounds, and a wounded 14-year-old girl.

The girl was taken to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

A preliminary investigation suggests the shooting was a result of an argument earlier in the night, police said. A suspect has not been identified.

Those with information on the shooting are urged to call North Las Vegas police at 702-633-9111 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 and www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Contact Ricardo Torres at rtorres@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Find him on Twitter: @rickytwrites


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