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Homeless man, woman found shot to death in central Las Vegas

Updated December 27, 2017 - 10:54 am

Two people were found shot to death in the central valley Wednesday morning, Las Vegas police said.

Two homeless people found the bodies behind a business on the 2900 block of West Washington Avenue, near Rancho Drive, and police were called just after 7:10 a.m., police said.

Metropolitan Police Department homicide Lt. Dan McGrath said the victims were a homeless man in his 50s and homeless woman in her late 20s. The two had a camp set up in a loading dock area where they were shot.

Police believe the shooter continuously fired six to eight shots sometime after midnight while walking toward the man and woman, McGrath said.

Metro later said police think the shooting, which appeared to be an isolated incident, happened about 1 a.m.

Police had not identified a motive or shooter Wednesday afternoon.

“Sad case, though, for people that just weren’t bothering anybody,” McGrath said.

Contact Blake Apgar at bapgar@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5298. Follow @blakeapgar on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer Mike Shoro contributed to this story.

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