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Homeless woman shot to death in central Las Vegas identified

Updated December 29, 2017 - 1:40 pm

The Clark County coroner has identified one of two people found dead Wednesday morning behind a central Las Vegas Valley business.

Rhonda Lynn Ballow, whose death was ruled a homicide by the county coroner, died from multiple gunshot wounds. She was 27.

Police said Ballow and a man believed to be in his 50s, who were homeless, were found dead shortly after 7:10 a.m. at a temporary camp set up in the loading dock area of a business on the 2900 block of West Washington Avenue.

Metropolitan Police Department homicide Lt. Dan McGrath said detectives believe the shooting, which appeared to be an isolated incident, happened about 1 a.m. and that the shooter continuously fired six to eight shots while walking toward the victims.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Metro at 702-828-3521 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 to remain anonymous.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter.

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