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Man killed after a fight and shooting in east Las Vegas

An early morning fight escalated into a shooting that left one man dead Sunday morning, according to Las Vegas police.

Officers responded to the 4500 block of Carriage Park Drive, near Mountain Vista Street and East Vegas Valley Drive, around 3:45 a.m. after reports of a shooting. Upon arrival officers found a white man with apparent gunshot wounds next to a vehicle at an apartment complex located in the 2800 block of Wheelwright Drive.

Medical personnel pronounced the man dead on the scene. A preliminary investigation indicates the man was inside of his vehicle with three other people when they were approached by three unknown black male adults, police said.

After a brief conversation, a fight took place involving a firearm inside the vehicle. The fight escalated quickly when one of the suspects approached the man and shot him multiple times. All three suspects fled the scene, police said.

This is the 58th homicide investigated by Las Vegas police in 2016. The identity of the man will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

The homicide appears to be narcotics related, and the suspects had not been apprehended as of Sunday evening, police said.

Contact Jessica Terrones at jterrones@reviewjournal.com and 702-383-0391. Find her on Twitter: @JessATerrones

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