2017-06-27 16:12:20 UTC
2 dead, 3rd shot in head after dominoes game in Las Vegas
By Max Michor Las Vegas Review-Journal
June 25, 2017 - 10:43 pm
Updated June 26, 2017 - 12:21 am
Two men in their 20s died Sunday night after an argument broke out
over a game of dominoes at a northeast Las Vegas home, Las Vegas
Officers responded about 7:20 p.m. to a shooting call at the home on
the 4400 block of Wendy Lane, near East Craig and North Walnut roads,
according to Metropolitan Police Department homicide Lt. Dan McGrath.
After the argument began, another man retrieved a gun from his car,
went back inside the home and opened fire, McGrath said. Detectives
are working to positively identify and arrest the suspected shooter,
who knew the men killed.
Another man, who is in his 30s, was shot in the head and taken to
University Medical Centers trauma unit, and police on Monday said he
was expected to survive. He was the first person police made contact
with, and he told officers to help the others inside.
A fourth man was in the house during the shooting and was unharmed,
McGrath said. He added that several people present during the shooting
had apparent gang affiliations, though the information was
Its a sad night for the people in this area, for something like this
to happen over what could be called nothing, he said, adding that the
people knew each other. I can assure you we are going to do our best
to get this person in custody as soon as possible and there will be no
Family and onlookers arrived at the scene shortly after police. They
gathered in front of the crime scene tape, some trying to peer into
the open garage where investigators were working, others crying out
and breaking down as the news spread.
Bishop Darrell Thomas was there to console them.
Weve just got to pray and give them comfort, he said. We just have
to take it in stride.
Thomas said he had been to other crime scenes, but this one, it hits
close to the heart, he said. It hits close to the heart.
Anyone with information on the suspected shooter may contact the Metro
homicide unit at 702-828-3521 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.
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