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July 2, 2015

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Man shot dead in common area of NLV apartment complex

Fatal shooting

A man was shot and killed Saturday night in a North Las Vegas apartment complex near Cheyenne Road and Civic Center Drive.

North Las Vegas Police received reports of a shooting at 3301 Civic Center Drive just before midnight. Officers arrived to find a man lying on the ground with gunshot wounds, police said.

Preliminary investigation indicated the man was standing in a common area near the middle of the apartment complex when he was shot, police said. Medical personnel pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Police said the shooter escaped and remains at large.

Police urge anyone with information regarding the shooting to call North Las Vegas Police at (702) 633-9111, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

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    "...As guns proliferate, legally and illegally, innocent people often seem more terrorized than protected.

    In Guatemala, riding a public bus is a risky business. More than 500 bus drivers have been killed in robberies since 2007, leading InSight Crime, which tracks organized crime in the Americas, to call it "the most dangerous profession on the planet." And when bullets start flying, everyone is vulnerable: in 2010 the onboard tally included 155 drivers, 54 bus assistants, 71 passengers and 14 presumed criminals. Some were killed by the robbers' bullets and some by gun-carrying passengers.

    Scientific studies have consistently found that places with more guns have more violent deaths, both homicides and suicides. Women and children are more likely to die if there's a gun in the house. The more guns in an area, the higher the local suicide rates. "Generally, if you live in a civilized society, more guns mean more death," said David Hemenway, director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center. "There is no evidence that having more guns reduces crime. None at all."

    After a gruesome mass murder in 1996 provoked public outrage, Australia enacted stricter gun laws, including a 28-day waiting period before purchase and a ban on semiautomatic weapons. Before then, Australia had averaged one mass shooting a year. Since, rates of both homicide and suicide have dropped 50 percent, and there have been no mass killings, said Ms. Peters, who lobbied for the legislation..."

  2. I like the idea that after applying for a gun you would have to wait a would stop impulsive decisions a bit.

  3. Guatemala? The New York Times? You gotta be kidding, Mark.

    I've been to both. Have you?

  4. The schmucks at the NY Times editorialize against guns but have tight security on their facility, I'll wager. They are hypocrites, like many anti-gun folks. The moron NY mayor, Bloomberg, rails against guns, yet has gun-carrying security surrounding him. What a jerk! The US Senate & House have their own police force and, guess what? They carry weapons. More hypocrites! They waited for the police at Columbine, Newtown, Aurora. The police did finally arrive but way too late. You want that result at your home? God bless you and I'll pray for you at your funeral but don't expect me to be as assinine as you!

  5. The motive of the shooter and any possible connection with the victim are not known to us at this writing.

    Obviously the gun that fired the fatal bullet didn't get up that morning, look in the mirror and say; I'm a free thinker and I think I'll shoot this guy today. The person who is responsible made a conscious decision to commit the act after picking up the gun, pointing it and pulling the trigger. It might behove us to look at him more than the gun.

  6. The data reflect the statistical nature of reality while the responses don't.