Man shot while at stop light

Las Vegas police don’t expect a man who was shot in the head Friday night at a traffic light near the intersection of Nellis Boulevard and Sahara Avenue to survive.

“He’s probably not going to make it,” Homicide Lt. Lew Roberts said Monday. The man was said to be in his 20s, but his identity was not released.

Roberts said the man was in critical condition at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

Roberts said the victim was driving a BMW sedan when he was shot about 11:30 p.m. He managed to pull into a convenience store’s parking lot before he was rushed to the hospital.

The man was an “intended target,” Roberts said, but police haven’t established a motive.

Roberts said the shooting was not a drive-by. There was moderate traffic flow during the time of the shooting.

He also said witnesses saw a pickup flee the scene. Two Hispanic men may have been passengers.

Roberts said witnesses had conflicting stories of the color and make of the pickup.

Police spokesman Bill Cassell reiterated it’s not uncommon for witness accounts to vary.

“In a case like this, we sometimes get multiple, slightly varying stories from different witnesses,” he said.

Cassell added that police are continuing to interview witnesses and pursue leads.

Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

Mike Blasky contributed to this report. Contact reporter Antonio Planas at or 702-383-4638.

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