Search underway for gunman who opened fire at customers, killing 1 in southwest Las Vegas store

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police are calling the deadly shooting at a southwest valley convenience store/gas station a “random” shooting. One man was killed and several people inside the store ran for cover as the gunman fired multiple shots at them.

Metro police Lt. Ray Spencer said the suspect was wearing what appeared to be a tactical vest, a gun belt and was armed with a handgun.

“This appears to be a completely random incident and I urge every citizen to look at this photograph and see if you recognize him. We desperately need the public’s help.”

The shooting was reported around 12:37 a.m.

This is an image from surveillance footage of the suspect. (Courtesy: LVMPD)

Spencer said the gunman, described as an Asian man in his 20s committed a street robbery near Jones Boulevard and Robindale Road before walking into the nearby parking lot of the Short Line Express Market and opening fire into the driver’s side of a parked vehicle, which was unoccupied. Spencer said the suspect then walked over to another vehicle with a man sitting in the driver’s seat and shot him to death.

“The suspect then walked into the gas station and noticed there were several customers inside. The suspect fired multiple shots down an aisle at a customer who was standing near a cooler. That customer was able to duck and run out of the store as he was being chased by the suspect. Other customers in the store, when this was occurring, were able to flee out a back door. There was an employee who hid in a cooler until the incident was over,” Spencer said.

The suspect stole some items from the store and left on foot, Spencer said.

Spencer said it’s likely the suspect lives in the area, east of Jones and Robindale, and ask residents to be alert.

Spencer said the man who was shot was transported to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. He said the victim was waiting in his car for his girlfriend who was inside the store.

Spencer said numerous rounds were fired during the incident and it’s fortunate no one else was shot.

“We are doing everything we can to get him into custody.”

Police urge anyone with information to contact Metro by calling 3-1-1 or email homicide@LVMPD.com or contact CrimeStoppers at (702) 385-5555.

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