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Police investigating central Las Vegas homicide

Updated June 11, 2017 - 5:22 pm

The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a deadly Sunday morning shooting in central Las Vegas.

Police responded to multiple 911 calls about a shooting that happened about 6 a.m. outside an apartment complex on the 2600 block of Sherwood Street, near Sahara and Karen avenues, Metro Lt. Dori Koren said.

A 35- to 40-year-old man was found outside the apartments and declared dead at the scene. He has not yet been identified.

The man was not employed by the apartment complex, but offered maintenance help to the residents, Metro Lt. Dan McGrath said. Residents said they had seen him often in the area and suspected he stayed in one of the vacant apartments.

The man was shot 10 times, and the gun was fired 15 times, McGrath said.

Police said the shooter and the man who died may have argued about drugs before the shooting.

McGrath said the shooter began firing from the other side of the street, then crossed to shoot the man at close range.

This shooting marks the 80th homicide Metro has investigated this year, and the 99th homicide investigated within Clark County.

The Clark County coroner’s office will identify the man who died after his family has been notified.

Contact Dana Rutkin at drutkin@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @danadrutkin on Twitter.

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