Shooter wanted man killed near east Las Vegas

A man was killed Thursday night near east Las Vegas, and police are still looking for the gunman.

Officers were called around 6:30 p.m. to the 3400 block of Center Drive, near East Charleston Boulevard and Palm Street, after a report of a person shot, according to Lt. Ray Spencer of the Metropolitan Police Department.

Investigators believe the man, who was in his early 30s, was talking with a woman near the back of a building when another man approached and shot several times before running away, said Spencer said.

The man who was shot was taken to the university medical center where he died.

Thursday night marked the second fatal shooting in 24 hours in a residential neighborhood. In both cases, the shooters left the scene before the police arrived. Spencer has given advice to residents who see a homicide in their neighborhood.

“Whenever something like this happens, I urge people to stay inside, call the police, report the incident and just be a good witness,” Spencer said. “Help us solve this case, any information they have would be very valuable at this point.”

Anyone with information on either case can call Metro Homicide at 702-828-3521.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at [email protected] or 702-383-0278. To pursue @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

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