UPDATE: Homeless man killed in shooting at park in northeast valley

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Las Vegas police are still looking for people involved in a deadly shooting at a park in the northeast valley.

One young man was shot and killed around 6:00 p.m. Tuesday at Douglas A. Selby Park, near N. Sandhill Road and E. Owens Avenue, according to Metro Police Lt. Ray Spencer.

A Metro Police news release on Wednesday indicated the victim was a homeless man.

Detectives said the victim was walking on a pedestrian bridge over the Las Vegas Wash when he encountered a group of four men. The victim and the group got into a fight.

“The victim ran away from the suspects,” said Spencer. “One of those males ran after him and shot and killed him on the bridge.”

The victim, described by police only as a Hispanic man in his early 20s, was taken to UMC Trauma, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said the suspects sped away from the scene in two cars. One car was stopped by Las Vegas City Marshals a few miles away, according to Spencer. He said two men were taken into custody, but they could not immediately say if the shooter was among those detained.

The two suspects were arrested on murder charges.

Spencer said detectives still need help from anyone who might have seen or heard anything near the scene around the time of the shooting. You can call Crime Stoppers of Nevada at 702-385-5555. Tips can remain anonymous and there is a reward for information that leads to an arrest.

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