LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police say one person is dead and another suffering critical injuries in a road rage shooting early Monday morning that led to the closure of the eastbound lanes of the 215 Beltway.
According to police, the shooting was reported around 2:20 a.m.
“An unknown argument started at which time one of the vehicles fired rounds into our victim vehicle. The victim driver was struck causing him to crash his vehicle into the center divider before coming to rest further down on 215,” said Lt. David Valenta, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
The driver, now identified as 27-year-old Glen Anthony Card III, died at the scene. His female passenger was also struck by gunfire and suffered critical injuries, Valenta said. Both victims are in their mid-20s.
Police are looking for the gunman and only have a vague description of the suspect’s car which is described as a newer model, four-door gray sedan. Valenta said there may have been as many as four people in the suspect’s car.
Police don’t know where the road rage incident started but are hoping someone may have witnessed it.
The freeway lanes reopened after a six-hour closure that extended from Las Vegas Boulevard to Warm Springs Road.
“Literally anyone that saw anything involving a couple of vehicles chasing each other, driving side by side, cutting each other off, anything like that definitely give Metro a call,” Valenta said.
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The coroner’s office confirmed 27-year-old Glen Anthony Card III was from Las Vegas and that his cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head, and manner of death homicide.