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1 dead in 2 early Friday shootings in Las Vegas Valley

Updated January 1, 2021 - 11:52 am

Police were investigating two shootings early Friday, including one that resulted in a death in North Las Vegas.

Officer Alexander Cuevas confirmed North Las Vegas police were investigating a suspected crime scene in the 3400 block of Bruce Street, near Losee Road and West Cheyenne Avenue, at 4:16 a.m.

“There is one person deceased,” Cuevas said.

Cuevas said the shooting unfolded in a small strip mall on Bruce during a New Year’s Eve party.

“Our dispatch received multiple calls of a shooting – officers later arrived and discovered one male adult, unknown age, who had been struck at least two times,” Cuevas said. “Medical arrived and transported him to (University Medical Center) where he later succumbed to his injuries.

“What our detectives have learned is two people were in a physical altercation over a gun when a third person approached them and fired at least two rounds at the victim,” Cuevas said.

Las Vegas police also investigated a crime scene that caused the partial closure of an intersection in northwest Las Vegas.

Police had surrounded a red Dodge car in front of a Sinclair gas station shortly after 6:30 a.m. at Smoke Ranch Road and Jones Boulevard. Police also stretched crime scene tape around the gas station and closed all westbound lanes of Smoke Ranch Road as they investigated.

Las Vegas police Lt. David Gordon said officers were called to the gas station at 5:56 a.m. for “an adult female victim (who) sustained an injury and was transported to the hospital for treatment.”

Gordon described the crime as a shooting, but police were still trying to determine exactly how the woman was injured. Gordon said later Friday morning that the victim survived and was expected to be discharged from the hospital sometime Friday.”

Contact Glenn Puit at gpuit@reviewjournal.com. Follow @GlennatRJ on Twitter.

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