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2 dead, 7 wounded after shooting in North Las Vegas

Updated July 5, 2021 - 5:30 pm

Two men are dead and seven people are wounded after a shooting late July Fourth in North Las Vegas, police said.

Officers were called to the 1200 block of West Helen Avenue at 11:14 p.m after a report of a shooting in the area, near Martin Luther King Boulevard and Carey Avenue, North Las Vegas police spokesman Alexander Cuevas said.

Officers initially found one person suffering from nonlife-threatening gunshot wounds. A short time later, University Medical Center personnel reported to police that they had multiple shooting victims, Cuevas said.

Dignity Health of North Las Vegas also informed police that they had a shooting victim, Cuevas said. One person was pronounced dead at each hospital.

Both people killed were men in their early 20s, Cuevas said.

“To help protect the integrity of the case, suspect or arrest information is not available at this time,” Cuevas said in a statement Monday.

Police are still trying to sort out the situation and determine what happened, he said. No further information was immediately available.

The Clark County coroner’s office will name the men killed once relatives have been notified.

Anyone with information on the shooting may call North Las Vegas police at 702-633-9111 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 to submit an anonymous tip.

Contact Jonah Dylan at jdylan@reviewjournal.com. Follow @TheJonahDylan on Twitter.

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