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Man dies in shooting at apartments near Maryland Parkway

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Jackie Valley

A man shot Feb. 27 at the Parkway Villas apartments near Maryland Parkway and Tropicana Avenue died from his injuries at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

Updated Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 | 7:53 p.m.

Fatal shooting

A man shot at a party Sunday afternoon at an apartment complex near Maryland Parkway and Tropicana Avenue died that evening from his injuries, Metro Police said.

Police homicide Lt. Lew Roberts said a man between 20 and 25 years old was shot about 3:40 p.m. at the Parkway Villas apartments, 5115 Golden Lane. He was taken with critical injuries to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where he later died.

Homicide Sgt. Phil Fabian said a group of people were having a party in the street in front of an open garage prior to the shooting.

During the party, a man arrived and got into a confrontation with the victim, pulled a handgun and shot at him several times, Fabian said. It's unclear how many times the victim was shot.

Investigators talked to several witnesses, but they do not have a detailed description of the suspect, who fled the scene, Fabian said. Police haven't determined how many people were attending the party or the motive of the shooting.

Ann Herget, who owns a building with four apartment units in the complex, said she heard three quick bangs while she was outside cleaning.

Herget stopped by Sunday to clean in preparation of new windows with security bars being installed in her building.

"I'm really glad I'm getting security bars on here," she said, in light of the shooting and other recent crime in the complex.

This marks the third homicide this year within Metro's jurisdiction.

It was the second shooting Metro Police responded to Sunday afternoon.

Shortly after 3 p.m., a man was shot in the 2600 block of Van Patten Place near Sahara Avenue, Lt. Ted Snodgrass said.

The man was shot in the mouth and shoulder, but his wounds weren't believed to be life-threatening, Snodgrass said. Metro's gang unit is investigating the shooting.

Police don't believe the two shootings are connected, Fabian said.

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