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Las Vegas homicide detectives investigate possible crime scene

Updated December 29, 2020 - 9:42 pm

Las Vegas police homicide detectives were investigating a possible crime scene in east Las Vegas Monday morning that involved a deceased person found near an apartment complex.

The Metropolitan Police Department said homicide investigators were called at 7 a.m. to the 5700 block of Missouri Avenue near Boulder Highway for a report of gunfire.

Las Vegas Officer Misael Parra said officers arriving at the apartments on Missouri found an unresponsive individual. That person was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center where they were pronounced deceased.

Authorities were still trying to determine whether the individual died of natural causes or if they were slain. A name and whether the individual was a man or woman were not immediately released.

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