Sporadic gun related violence has been the norm in Las Vegas in the past. But over the past 12 months, gun related shootings are becoming the norm. Almost every weekend there are people being shot in and around Las Vegas. At the end of May 2016, four people were shot with one of them being in critical condition. This latest shooting happened around the 200 block of North 3rd street near the intersection of Ogden Ave, just close to the Downtown Grand. The four victims included two women and two men. All four victims were taken to UMC with non-life threatening injuries, although the latest news is that one of the victims is in critical condition.
The cause of this latest gun shooting is believed to be because of a verbal dispute that occurred on the side walk when the four victims passed the suspects. Words were exchanged and a few moments later, one of the suspects went to his sedan, grabbed his handgun and started to fire at the victims. Apparently one of the victims ran after the shooter and got into or near his car. However, the gunman continued to shoot as they drove away.
An employee from a nearby Beef Jerky store on 3rd street reported that she heard one shot but did not know if it was serious. She did not see anyone running and so she thought nothing of it.
The two men involved in the initial verbal altercation are described as adult black males in their 20s. One of them was wearing blue jeans and a long sleeved red shirt. The other male was wearing shorts and an orange shirt. The vehicle has been described as a four-door sedan, white with a sunroof and tinted windows. Due to the incident, Ogden Street had to be closed down between Casino Center Boulevard and Fourth Street for several hours while the police investigated the shooting incident.
The area around Grand has several street cameras but there is no news if the police have accessed them. The police will most likely to be talking to the victims in order to get a better idea who these suspects are.
The public has been asked to call metro police at 702 828 4135 with any information. To maintain anonymity, one can contact crime stoppers at 702 385 555