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1 man dead, another wounded in northeast Las Vegas shooting

Updated December 16, 2019 - 7:48 am

One man was killed and a second was critically injured in a shooting in northeast Las Vegas early Monday.

Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Jon Scott said that about 2:45 a.m., three men dressed all in black appeared at the front door of an apartment on the 2300 block of North Exeter Drive, near East Lake Mead and Hollywood boulevards. Gunfire erupted moments later, leaving one man dead on the porch.

A second gunshot victim was found inside the apartment. He was transported to University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Scott said the man who died is believed to be one of the three people who appeared at the front door just prior to the shooting. The man who was critically wounded is believed to be a resident of the apartment.

“It is highly likely it is some type of robbery,” Scott said, adding a motive “is unknown at this point.”

It was not clear if the men fled on foot or in a vehicle.

Contact Glenn Puit at gpuit@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0390. Follow @GlennatRJ on Twitter.

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