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Man killed playing video poker ID’d

The man who was killed while playing video poker early Sunday at the 7-Eleven on Sierra Vista Drive at Cambridge Street was Marlow Gipson, 25, of North Las Vegas, according to the Clark County coroner’s office.

About 3:20 a.m. a gunman opened the front door of the convenience store and shot Gipson at least eight times, Las Vegas police Lt. Lew Roberts said. He said police believe the gunman knew Gipson.

Gipson had been previously arrested for battery and possession of narcotics, said Officer Sean Walker, a spokesman for the North Las Vegas Police Department.

Because Gipson had a criminal history, and because of the location and nature of the shooting, the killing probably was gang-related, Roberts said.

After the shooting, the suspect fled.

Anyone with information about the shooting can call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or police at 828-3521.

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