One Killed, 4 Injured in Shooting at Las Vegas Homeless Encampment

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
December 3, 2023US News
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One Killed, 4 Injured in Shooting at Las Vegas Homeless Encampment
Metropolitan police investigate the scene of a shooting in Las Vegas on Dec. 1, 2023. (Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

LAS VEGAS—Five homeless people were shot in Las Vegas on Friday, one of them fatally, and police were searching for a lone suspect, authorities said.

The shooting occurred around 5:30 p.m. near a freeway overpass in the northeastern part of the city, according to Las Vegas police.

A police commander initially said two were killed, but Las Vegas Metro Police Department spokesperson Jason Johansson later said at a briefing that one man in his 50s was pronounced dead and another was in critical condition, while three others were in stable condition.

“Right now we are trying to figure out what exactly happened during the shooting, the information we have is kind of conflicting,” Johansson said.

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