Las Vegas Sun

September 22, 2019

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Boy, 16, slain in North Las Vegas shooting

A teenager was fatally shot Wednesday in a North Las Vegas neighborhood, according to city police.

The 16-year-old boy died at University Medical Center, North Las Vegas Police Officer Aaron Patty said.

Officers responded about 5:10 p.m. to the area of Coleman Street and San Miguel Avenue, not far from Cheyenne High School, and found the gravely wounded victim, Patty said.

A shooter hadn’t been identified as of Wednesday night, nor a possible motive determined, but investigators don’t believe it was a random shooting, Patty said. They were trying to determine how the suspect and victim knew each other, he added.

The gun blasted during a time of the evening when people are getting home from work, and Patty implored possible witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call North Las Vegas Police at 702-633-9111. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or