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Mother arrested for shooting 11-year-old son

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LAS VEGAS -- The mother of an 11-year-old Las Vegas boy who was shot Monday morning is under arrest on charges of attempted murder with a deadly weapon, child abuse with a deadly weapon and child abuse with mental harm, according to Metro Police.

Police arrested 31-year-old Shavon Aguilar, also known as Shavon Carrillo, shortly after the victim was shot.

Police say at around 5 a.m. Monday officers were called to a home near Vegas Drive and Decatur Boulevard on a report that a child had been shot. Officers found the 11-year-old victim with a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to University Medical Center in extremely critical condition.

Resident Penny Ortega saw the police commotion and neighbors can only guess as to what happened behind closed doors.

"It was about 5 o'clock in the morning and I heard the sirens from all the police cars, and they all came up real fast,” Ortega said. "I can't imagine, I have him, and a lot of the parents here are about the same age as the young boy that got shot." 

Two other children and one other adult, who were in the home at the time of the shooting, were not hurt. Police say the victim remains in critical condition and is not expected to survive. The charges may be amended, if the victim dies.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Metro's Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.
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