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Teen killed at North Las Vegas high school was student, police say

Updated September 12, 2018 - 11:05 pm

The 18-year-old male killed in a shooting Tuesday afternoon on the Canyon Springs High School campus was a student at the school, police confirmed Wednesday.

A GoFundMe page created Wednesday night identified the student as Dalvin Brown. He was shot near the school’s northwest property line, behind the fencing of a baseball field, North Las Vegas police said.

Brown was a junior who played basketball and football, the page said. He dreamed of playing in the NBA and wanted to “become the successful man that his mother always told him he will be,” the website said.

As of 10:10 p.m. Wednesday, $440 had been raised through the website. The money will help pay for Brown’s memorial service, the page said.

The attack was the first on-campus shooting at a Clark County school since 1990, when a student-on-student shooting at Eldorado High School left one teen dead.

Superintendent Jesus Jara announced on Wednesday the creation of a special school safety advisory group. He said he will ask the group to submit recommendations by Dec. 1.

Officers began receiving “hundreds” of calls at 2:39 p.m. reporting shots fired near the school at 350 E. Alexander Road, acting Chief Justin Roberts said at a Tuesday afternoon news briefing outside the school.

Brown died after being transported to University Medical Center.

Police learned the student and an unknown person had an altercation prior to the shooting, a North Las Vegas release said. That unknown shooter escaped before police arrived.

Detectives hadn’t determined a motive for the shooting as of Wednesday morning, the release said. Police reiterated that the shooting appeared targeted and wasn’t a random act of violence.

Officers did not recover a gun at the scene, police said.

Though the school let out at 2:05 p.m., about 400 students and staff members were still on campus at the time of the shooting, Clark County School District spokeswoman Kirsten Searer said. Most were participating in athletics and other after-school activities or waiting for a late bus. The school was put in lockdown after the shooting, Searer said.

All the classrooms and hallways were searched before Canyon Springs students were released about 4:45 p.m.

Contact Mike Shoro at mshoro@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5290. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter.

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