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Shooting in North Las Vegas Leaves One Dead, Six Injured

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Evidence of neighborhood shooting. Evidence of neighborhood shooting.

One person is dead and six others are recovering after a neighborhood gathering turned into a deadly shooting. Police are still looking for the suspect and fear eyewitnesses may be too afraid to talk.

Nineteen-year-old Charles Washington was killed and several other teens were injured as they attempted to flee the scene. Two of the victims are still listed in serious condition.

Gunshots were first heard around 12:30 Sunday morning on Mountain Sunset near the intersection of Clayton and Craig in North Las Vegas after dozens of teens gathered to party.

North Las Vegas Police Officer Sean Walker says the shooting is one of the worst he's seen in the department since he's been on the force. "In the five years that I have been in North Las Vegas, seven gunshot victims in one incident is the highest that I can recall," he said.

The shooting terrified many in the neighborhood. Twelve-year-old  Ruben Ascencio's home became part of the crime scene as the teens scattered to flee the bullets.

"They were knocking on the garage and on the front door and they were trying to get in a window," he said.

North Las Vegas police have not released any description of the suspect or possible suspects who opened fire at a house party . But residents say some eyewitnesses might be too scared to come forward.

Neighbors say there were at least 50 kids in the middle of the street at any give time and somebody must have seen who was responsible.

"Someone in that house knows because there is no way they are going to come up there shooting and nobody knows who was doing it. Someone knows but they won't say because they call it snitching," Ira Cox, neighbor.

North Las Vegas police say they have interviewed a number of residents and party-goers but say it is just the beginning of a long, intensive investigation. At this time, police do not know if there was more than one shooter or what the motive might have been.

 

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