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Woman dies of gunshot wound at south Las Vegas Strip resort

Updated August 15, 2018 - 9:36 am

A homicide investigation is underway after security guards found a woman’s body behind the parking garage at Tahiti Village early Wednesday.

Security at the resort called police at about 2:40 a.m. after they found the woman’s body between a parking garage and boiler room at 7200 S. Las Vegas Blvd., according to Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Lt. Ray Spencer.

When medical personnel arrived they pronounced the woman dead at the scene from at least one gunshot wound, he said.

Security found the body after a guest reported hearing a gunshot, Spencer said. There were no witnesses, but detectives are reviewing surveillance video from the property to try to identify the shooter.

The woman was still unidentified at 5 a.m., but Spencer said she had a purse with her and did not appear to be a guest at the resort. Witnesses saw the woman walk onto the property before she was shot.

The Clark County coroner’s office will identify the woman after her family is notified. Her death marks the 109th homicide Metro has investigated this year and the 130th within Clark County.

Contact Max Michor at mmichor@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0365. Follow @MaxMichor on Twitter.

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