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April 21, 2015

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Police search for gunman after 1 killed, 1 wounded


Metro Police detectives are continuing their search for a gunman after one man was killed and another was wounded following an argument Sunday morning.

The Clark County Coroner's Office today identified the man who died as 26-year-old Charleston Davell Tooks Sr., of Las Vegas. A cause and manner of death has not been determined, a coroner's spokeswoman said.

Metro officers responded at about 11 a.m. Sunday to a report that several people had been shot in the 1000 block of Weaver Drive, northwest of H Street and Owens Avenue.

Officers found two men with gunshot wounds and both were taken to University Medical Center's trauma center, police said. Tooks was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said.

After a preliminary investigation, homicide detectives said several men between the ages of 16 and 22 had been involved in an argument when the shooting occurred, police said.

A man pulled a gun and shot Tooks once in the chest and once in the pelvis, witnesses told police.

The men scattered after the shooting, running north into an apartment complex, police said. The man who fired the gun is about 5-foot-9-inches tall, police said.

Anyone with information is being asked to call Metro's Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

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