Shooting near gas station leaves 1 dead, 1 critically injured

LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas Metro Police are investigating a shooting near a gas station that has left one man dead and another critically injured.

According to Metro Lt. Dan McGrath, the shooting took place around 7:30 a.m. outside the 7-Eleven store at Eastern Avenue and Sunset Road. McGrath said, two men were fighting behind the store. Both men shot each other.

"So walking in, the first thing I did was ask an officer what happened, and he communicated that two people were shot," said Patty Linson, customer. 

One man died at that scene from a gunshot wound to the head. Police said he was a black man in his 40's.

Police say the other man, said to be in his 20's, drove to another gas station located at Sunset and Pecos roads and asked the clerk to call for help. 

"He told the arriving officers he was a victim of a robbery  but based on what we have here, it doesn't look like he's a victim; an innocent victim," said Lt. Dan McGrath, Metro Police.  

Police say that man threw a gun from his vehicle near Sunset Park.

That man was transported to Sunrise Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.

Homicide detectives are investigating at both scenes, but they're not sure why the men met at the location where the shooting took place. Officers believe it's related to criminal activity.

"Well right now, I'm not surprised," Linson said. "I think that this is something that's going to continue to grow."

 


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