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Man found fatally shot at central Las Vegas apartment

Las Vegas homicide detectives are investigating after a man was found dead with an apparent gunshot wound in a central valley apartment Tuesday morning.

Officers conducting a welfare check about 6:44 a.m. found the man lying in his apartment on the 1600 block of East Rochelle Avenue, near Flamingo Road and Spencer Street, according to a Metropolitan Police Department news release.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Homicide Lt. Ray Spencer said it appeared the man was shot by someone else. Further information was not immediately available.

As of Tuesday evening a suspect has not been identified, police said.

The Clark County coroner’s office will identify the man, as well as his cause and manner of death, after his family has been notified.

Anyone with information about the man’s death can contact Metro’s homicide section at 702-828-3521, or at homicide@lvmpd.com. Anonymous tips can be left with Crime Stopper at 702-385-5555.

Contact Katelyn Newberg at knewberg@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0240. Follow @k_newberg on Twitter.

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