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Man killed in Northwest Las Vegas shooting

A man died after a shooting early Saturday morning in the northwest valley, according to Las Vegas police.

Around 2 a.m. officers responded to 2320 Jones Blvd. to investigate reports of a man who had been shot and was lying in the street, police said.

Arriving officers located a man lying in the median of Jones Boulevard south of Smoke Ranch Road suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Medical personnel took the man to the trauma center at University Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

The investigation indicated the victim was seen with a possible suspect just before the shots were fired. The incident reportedly occurred in an alleyway south of the Ashford Manor apartment complex on the southwest corner of North Jones Boulevard and Smoke Ranch Road.

After the man was shot, he walked to the median where officers found him. The suspect then ran into the apartment complex, according to police.

The suspect is described as a black male adult in his 20s, he stood approximately 5-foot-6, with short hair and a white T-shirt and red pants.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Metropolitan Police Department’s homicide section at 702-828-3521 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Contact Jessica Terrones at jterrones@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @JessATerrones on Twitter.

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