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Coroner IDs man fatally shot near downtown Las Vegas

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Metro detectives investigate the scene of a fatal shooting on West New York Avenue near Industrial Road Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Updated Monday, March 24, 2014 | 10:38 a.m.

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Metro detectives investigate the scene of a fatal shooting on West New York Avenue near Industrial Road Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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Police tape flaps in the wind as Metro investigates the scene of a fatal shooting on West New York Avenue near Industrial Road Saturday, March 22, 2014.

A man was shot dead near downtown Las Vegas this afternoon.

Metro Police Lt. Michael Wallace said the man was shot on New York Avenue just east of Industrial Road about 2 p.m. When officers arrived, two good Samaritans were tending to his wounds.

Clark County Coroner's Office officials on Monday identified the man as 31-year-old Gabriel Dieguez.

Paramedics rushed Dieguez to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting.

“We have a lot of vague descriptions (of suspects),” Wallace said. “We’re still trying to sift through all the witness statements and make a determination on true descriptions.”

A group of suspects was seen fleeing the location on foot, Wallace said.

Police have blocked off the location as they search for evidence.

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