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Toddler critical after teenager shoots 1 on bus, leaves gun on playground

Updated November 3, 2023 - 3:54 pm

Two people were wounded late Friday morning when a physical altercation on a public transit bus escalated into a shooting and an accidental shooting in the northeast Las Vegas Valley.

A toddler under the age of 5 was last reported in critical but stable condition at University Medical Center while a teenage adult was stable at the same hospital, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

The shooting on the RTC bus occurred just after 10:40 a.m. near Kell Lane and North Nellis Boulevard, police said. An adult teenager was shot by a juvenile teenager while on the bus.

The shooter fled toward a nearby daycare center, jumping a wall and leaving behind a loaded gun behind as he fled. A toddler picked up the gun and shot themselves.

Police said the juvenile teenager is in custody and charges are pending, possibly being charged as an adult.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com.

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