LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A deadly shooting at an apartment complex in the south valley is being investigated as an accidental shooting, Las Vegas Metro police said.
The shooting Sept. 9 at Ensemble Senior Apartments, which left 62-year-old Valerie Whitaker dead, took place when a gun was fired and a bullet went through a wall, striking her.
The incident is being considered an “accidental discharge” and “negligent homicide,” police said.
Whitaker died of a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the Clark County coroner’s office.
Police are still investigating and no charges have been filed.
No other details were released.