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Suspected assailant shot, seriously wounded in central Las Vegas

Updated January 18, 2021 - 2:49 pm

A man was seriously injured in a shooting early Monday in central Las Vegas.

Las Vegas police Lt. David Gordon said at 4:57 a.m. police were called to the 700 block of Digger Street near Alta Drive and Decatur Boulevard for a report of gunfire.

Gordon said an investigation showed a man had emerged from a home and was immediately assaulted by another man. A relative of the victim then emerged from the home and discharged several gunshots in the direction of the assailant.

A short time later, the man suspected of committing the initial assault showed up at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center suffering from a gunshot wound to his torso. He was described by Gordon as being in “serious” condition.

Metropolitan Police Department investigators were still at the scene of the shooting as of 9 a.m.

A headline on a previous version of this article incorrectly described the shooting victim.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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