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Boy fatally shot inside southeast Las Vegas apartment

Updated March 8, 2023 - 6:26 pm

Two boys were shot, one fatally, while inside their southeast Las Vegas Valley apartment Tuesday night.

At around 6 p.m., police responded to the Town & Country Manor apartment complex in the 5300 block of Boulder Highway, near East Flamingo Road and Tropicana Avenue after reports of a shooting, according to Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Jason Johansson.

He said two boys under the age of 10 were inside an apartment with their parents.

“There appears to be a gunshot that came from a neighboring apartment that went through the wall and into their apartment and struck the juvenile,” Johansson said.

He said the boy was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center where he died. The other boy inside the apartment was also taken to the hospital after suffering a gunshot wound to the leg.

“To me it does not look like at this time that this home was targeted, but we’ll have to determine that through our investigation but at this time it does not appear to be that way,” Johansson said.

He said no one was in custody in connection with the shooting.

Two residents at the complex said they consider the shooting an isolated incident and aren’t worried for their safety.

Whitney Arnold said she’s lived there a year and in that time, she’s seen “people fighting and stuff. No shootings that I’ve seen, nothing like that.”

Verionica Velez, who has lived there two-and-a-half years, says she “generally” feels safe, but also noted that after the shooting, “I didn’t bring my dogs back outside.”

Contact David Wilson at dwilson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @davidwilson_RJ on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer Justin Razavi contributed to this report.

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