UPDATE: Metro investigating homicide of homeless man in downtown Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro police are investigating the homicide of a man in downtown Las Vegas Wednesday night.

According to Metro, officers responded around 10:30 p.m. to reports of a man who had been shot with a shotgun at 14th Street and Stewart Avenue.

The man, who was described as being Asian and in his 50s, was found in the roadway. Police said Thursday the victim died at the scene.

Police said he was a homeless man known to frequent the area.

Detectives have not identified a suspect or motive in the shooting. Police are looking for witnesses or surveillance cameras that may have captured some images.

The identification of the victim, as well as the cause and manner of death will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office. according to a Metro news release.

Anyone who has any information regarding this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

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