Female dead after northeast apartment shooting

The woman killed early Sunday was shot through a security door after the shooter knocked on an northeast valley apartment, Las Vegas police said.

Officers responded about 3:45 a.m. to an apartment complex at 4868 Cleopatra Ave., near the intersection of North Nellis Boulevard and East Cheyenne Avenue, where witnesses reported hearing loud banging before what sounded like several gunshots, Metro spokesman Lt. John Liberty said.

The woman was watching TV with a family member when she heard knocking, police said. She opened one of two doors from the unit. The “security” door remained closed.

Upon confronting the woman, the shooter “immediately” fired multiple rounds through the second door, wounding her torso, police said.

The shooter, described by Metro as being a black man, left the apartment complex in a car driven by a second man, police said. The woman, who has not been identified by the Clark County coroner’s office, later died at University Medical Center.

The motive for the shooting was not immediately known and both men have not been identified.

The shooter was only described as having short hair and wearing a white shirt and tan shorts, police said. The getaway car was only known to be a light-colored four-door sedan with tinted windows. The driver wasn’t described.

Anyone with any information about this incident can call 702-828-3521, or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

Review-Journal writer Ricardo Torres contributed to this report.

Contact Kimber Laux at klaux@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Find her on Twitter: @lauxkimber.

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