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Man shot at shopping center near UNLV campus dies

Updated May 15, 2020 - 4:08 pm

A man has died after being shot Thursday afternoon at a shopping center near the UNLV campus in what police said may have been a drug-related killing.

Officers were called about 12:35 p.m. Thursday to the 1100 block of East Tropicana Avenue, near Maryland Parkway, the Metropolitan Police Department said. When officers arrived at the shopping center, they found an unresponsive man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The man was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where he died, police said Friday. Detectives believe the shooting was “narcotics related.”

The man who was shot arrived at the shopping center and was confronted by another man armed with a gun, police said Friday.

“A short time later, the suspect shot the victim and fled the scene in an unknown direction,” police said.

The man who was shot will be identified by the Clark County coroner’s office. Further information about the killing was not immediately available.

Anyone with information about the shooting can contact Metro’s homicide section at 702-828-3521, or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Contact Katelyn Newberg at knewberg@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0240. Follow @k_newberg on Twitter.

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