Neighbors fearful after man killed in front of his house

LAS VEGAS - Three days into 2017 and already police are investigating three homicides. The latest death involves a man shot and killed outside of his home in northeast Las Vegas.

The shooting happened just after 9 p.m. in the 2200 block of Exeter Drive near Lake Mead and Hollywood boulevards.

The Clark County Coroners Office identified the victim as 42-year-old Robin McBride of Las Vegas. 

The mood in the neighborhood is one of fear and sadness. People who spoke with 8 News NOW less than 24 hours after the killing were too scared to show their faces on camera or give their names, but they are fed up with the shootings that continue to happen near their homes.

The community is still reeling from McBride's death.

"Right down here in the corner where that tree is. Fella got shot. He wasn't even the one that they were aiming at," said Jay, who doesn't want his last name used.

It's another tragedy for the neighborhood.

"Just a disgrace. No respect for the law. No respect for the neighbors," Jay said.

McBride was shot and killed in front of his Exeter Street home Monday night.

"At least five calls of gunshots being heard. They arrived and a white male had multiple gunshot wounds to the chest," said Lt. Dan McGrath, Metro Police.

Neighbors say, the neighborhood is plagued with violence and reckless shootings.

"We heard one of the people saying that there's no response, there's no response," said one neighbor.

"We have kids and we want to move out of here. It's dangerous and not only do we have kids, there are a lot of families here that have a lot of children," another neighbor said.

Police say it was an argument that led to the deadly encounter.

"The three guys, three young men, said something like, 'That's him' or 'Hey you,'" said Jay, who witnessed the shooting.

As many as five people were seen running from the scene and police believe they may have been juveniles.

"When I found out that it was a friend of my family, it was just so sad."

One neighbor knew him as "Ozzie."

"We just waited there until the ambulance came and took him."

They're hoping that his killing won't be another unsolved slaying on their street, the street they call home.

Police do not have any suspects in the case or a motive. They're following up on every lead and hope someone will come forward.

 

 


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