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Shooting that left 2 dead, 7 wounded occurred at July 4th party

Updated July 6, 2021 - 12:36 pm

Two men who were fatally shot during a Fourth of July party in North Las Vegas have been identified as Aljavonn Williams, 22, and Maurice Clinkscale Jr., 21, according to the Clark County coroner’s office.

Both men died from gunshot wounds in what the coroner’s office classified as homicides. The coroner’s office was not able to identify hometowns for either man.

The pair were among nine people shot at the party in the 1200 block of West Helen Avenue, near Martin Luther King Boulevard and Carey Avenue, at 11:14 p.m.

When police arrived at the scene they initially found one person suffering from nonlife-threatening gunshot wounds. A short time later, University Medical Center personnel reported to police that they had multiple shooting victims. Then Dignity Health of North Las Vegas also informed police that they had a shooting victim.

Williams died at University Medical Center while Clinkscale died at the North Las Vegas hospital.

North Las Vegas police spokesman Alexander Cuevas said in an email Tuesday that police are still trying to determine what sparked the gunfire and identify who is responsible for the killings.

“There is still no suspect information available to be released,” Cuevas said. “It is unknown at this time if there was more than one shooter.”

Detectives are still working all available leads. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call police at 702-633-9111 or, to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Contact Glenn Puit by email at gpuit@reviewjournal.com. Follow @GlennatRJ on Twitter.

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