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Ex-boyfriend accused in east Las Vegas shooting

Updated May 24, 2017 - 1:12 pm

A man shot his ex-girlfriend Tuesday night in the eastern valley, Las Vegas police said.

The woman was shot about 10:20 p.m. in front of her apartment at 3850 Mountain Vista St., near East Twain Avenue and Boulder Highway, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. David Gordon said. She was with her current boyfriend when her 27-year-old ex-boyfriend walked up and said something before shooting her once.

The ex-boyfriend then chased and shot at the current boyfriend, police said.

The woman, in her 20s, was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and is expected to survive, Metro said.

Police said the shooter had been identified but was not in custody early Wednesday.

Reporter Rachel Hershkovitz contributed to this article. Contact Mike Shoro at mshoro@reviewjournal.com. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter.

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