Las Vegas police are investigating a fatal shooting and a Super Bowl party stabbing that may be related in the east valley.
Police received two separate calls about 6:40 p.m. Sunday, according to Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Ray Spencer.
One caller reported a stabbing at a Super Bowl party in the parking lot of Sin City Barber Shop at a strip mall on the northwest corner of Sandhill and Desert Inn roads. The other caller reported a man who had been fatally shot a half-mile away, he said.
Spencer said the stabbing victim was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at University Medical Center. He said he believes the shooting victim was involved in the stabbing, but it’s too early to tell what his involvement was.
“We believe the person who was shot on Sandhill, north of here, left this location,” Spencer said during a briefing in the barbershop parking lot. “He was not shot here, but he had left here after the stabbing occurred, and that’s what we’re trying to piece together at this point.”
Spencer said police are still looking for the shooter. The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.