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Metro Looking For Shooting Suspect Near Tamarus Street

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LAS VEGAS -- Metro's Gang Unit is investigating a shooting Saturday at Tamarus Villas Apartments. 

Detectives responded to the call around 11:00 a.m. on Tamarus Street between Russell Road and Hacienda Avenue.

8 News NOW talked to the victim and his mother who are furious about the attack.

"I almost got shot right in my face!" 20-year-old Mark Washington shouted.

Mark talked to 8 News NOW moments after he was released from the hospital, still drowsy from anesthesia.

"These are the two fingers that were blown off; he went to block the gun and they blew off these two fingers right here," Mark's Mom, Dana added.

Dana says she was cleaning her restroom when she suddenly heard an argument in her son's room.

"There was a barrel of a gun pointed to his face, he went to move the gun out of his way, we all dropped to the floor and the result of that is that his index finger and pointer finger were shot off," Dana said.

Dana says she chased the gunman, who took off running after the shooting, but he got away.

The Washington's say Saturday's attack on their family wasn't the first home invasion.

"About 6 weeks ago somebody came and kicked my door in looking for somebody else; my husband's disabled and beat up my husband pretty well," Dana said.

Dana says her husband was home alone when this happened. She says the attackers promised to return.

Metro would only say the shooter knew the victim; but they didn't say how. Police also wouldn't confirm whether the cases were related to the same person.

Dana and Mark say they didn't recognize the gunman, but now the family is afraid, hoping this is the last attack.

"We have no issues with anybody but I'm going to let the gunman know; he's lucky I couldn't hit that wall and chase him but what he did to my son; I'll find him!" Dana snarled.

Police didn't have enough information on the shooter to give a description, but they're still investigating.

If you have any information that could help police, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

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