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Metro and Community Leaders Seek to Stop the Violence

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LAS VEGAS -- Dozens of volunteers and faith based leaders joined with Metro Police to denounce the violence that claimed the life of a 14-year-old boy over the weekend.

Metro said none of the 40 witnesses they've interviewed have come forward to solve the murder of Haji Mohamed.

The Sage Point Apartments were transformed with music and dancing as faith leaders along with Metro Police joined together to bring people out of the shadows, just doors away from where the murder took place.

Pastor Troy Martinez said the message of the gathering is to urge any witnesses to come forward and help investigators.

"We're out here to say this has to stop. The violence has to stop," Martinez said. "It's socially unacceptable. This is an outrage that a 14-year-old would be shot in the head and killed, and nobody will come forward and say what happened."

Resident Ramón Dean is a father of four who lives in the complex. He says someone has to know something about the shooting.

"It's a sad thing. I didn't know him personally. I did meet him once before, but nobody deserves to lose their life, especially not at that age," Dean said. "There are a lot of people in the neighborhood, so more than likely, a lot of the people were at the party."

Metro said at least 100 people were at the party Saturday when things got rowdy with gun fire, and a killer is now on the loose.

Investigators said they need witnesses to help bring a killer to justice. They hope events like this will build a stronger relationship with the community, so people can feel safe enough to come forward and put Mohamed's murderer behind bars.

Police said evidence at the scene points to as many as three shooters.

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