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July 4, 2015

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Man shot in head, killed near UNLV campus

Metro Police are searching for at least two men in connection with a fatal shooting that happened shortly before noon, just east of the UNLV campus.

Metro Police received reports about 11:40 a.m. of a shooting at East Harmon Avenue and Spencer Street.

A man was shot in the head, Metro Police reported. He was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Police are searching for two adult black males in a white Dodge Durango last seen heading north on Escondido Street, officials said.

Metro Officer Marcus Martin said it is possible there were more than two people in the vehicle at the time of the shooting. One of the suspects reportedly was wearing a dark shirt and had braided hair, and the other was wearing a white hoodie, police said.

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  1. Another day, another person dead, lets see what tomorrow brings.

  2. Yep the strip is real safe LOL

  3. "Yep the strip is real safe LOL"

    jauns -- the out-loud laugh is on you. Harmon & Spencer is at least a mile east of The Strip.

    "I'm never too busy that I can't stop to enjoy someone else's suffering." -- the late, great George Carlin in "White Guys Who Shave Their Heads"

  4. This is the reason I will never go to college. It is to danjerous.

  5. John Dough, How dangerous, according to Metro Stats, is your current neighborhood compared to any college campus?

  6. How is it that the area around the UNLV campus has become so dangerous? It's filled with homeless people and drug dealers and prostitutes (much like the rest of the city). The university officials must be furious over the area's neglect. Shouldn't the university and the surrounding area be an example of the city and state's progress and efficiency? Maybe it already is.

  7. You think all UNLV students are young Mormons? Look around and see the hooker attire in the class rooms.

  8. USC is surrounded by slums....the neighborhood around a University doesn't have anything to do with it's education.