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Woman, 18, fatally shot while listening to music in car in east valley

Updated January 18, 2021 - 11:36 pm

An 18-year-old woman is dead after someone opened fire from the backseat of a crowded vehicle in an east Las Vegas apartment complex, police said late Monday.

Metropolitan Police Department homicide Lt. Ray Spencer said it happened just after 8:20 p.m. in the parking lot of the Corona del Sol Apartments, located at 4700 E. Charleston Boulevard, near Lamb Boulevard.

It’s unclear if the shooting was accidental or intentional, Spencer said.

“Right now we don’t know what led up to the shooting,” he said, adding that detectives are looking into both possibilities.

There were six people in the vehicle at the time of the shooting, Spencer said — a mix of teens and young adults listening to music. The young woman who was shot was taken to University Medical Center’s trauma unit, where she was pronounced dead.

Detectives have spoken with two of the people who were in the vehicle, but three others fled the scene: a young woman and two young men, Spencer said.

No further information was immediately available.

Anyone with information about the shooting may call Metro’s homicide section at 702-828-3521 or email detectives at homicide@lvmpd.com. Anonymous tips can be left with Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Contact Alexis Ford at aford@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0335. Follow @alexisdford on Twitter.

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