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Shooting leaves 1 dead outside downtown Las Vegas nightclub

Updated January 25, 2022 - 9:16 am

A fight escalated into a shooting that left one dead and another wounded early Sunday outside a downtown Las Vegas nightclub.

Gunfire erupted about 4:20 a.m. in the 2100 block of East Fremont Street, near North 21st Street, the Metropolitan Police Department said Monday.

The two shooting victims were taken to University Medical Center, where one died, and the other was expected to recover, police said.

The shooting followed a quarrel inside the club, and then “the parties went out to the parking lot and as they were preparing to fight, the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the victims,” police said.

The person who died was identified as 27-year-old Jose Escobar Pena, of Las Vegas. Escobar Pena died from gunshot wounds to the neck and torso, the Clark County coroner’s office ruled Tuesday.

No arrests have been made in the case.

Anyone with additional information may call Metro at 702-828-3521, or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555, or crimestoppersofnv.com.

Contact Ricardo Torres-Cortez at rtorres@reviewjournal.com. Follow him on Twitter @rickytwrites. Review-Journal staff writer Sabrina Schnur contributed to this report.

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