UPDATE: Aiden Hyder, 14, of North Las Vegas, has been identified as the person who was shot and killed on Sunday.
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A teen boy was killed after a shooting at a house party in North Las Vegas Sunday.
According to an official from the North Las Vegas Police Department, detectives are investigating the shooting as a homicide. The victim, identified only as a 14-year-old boy, was shot at a house party at the Craig Ranch Villas near the intersection of Casa Del Norte Drive and Commerce Street in North Las Vegas.
Officials said officers were dispatched to the area at approximately 9:20 p.m. on May 21 on calls of gunshots fired in the area. When officers arrived in the area, they located the victim.
No information was given as to if the victim died on the scene or if he was taken to an area hospital before his death.
“There’s always trouble in this complex, especially in that area where the kid was shot at,” a neighbor shared with 8 News Now.
Parents in the neighborhood, are frightened for their own families as they said the apartment complex has gone downhill in recent months.
“As far as I know, they were having some sort of party around the corner; I believe it was a graduation party then the next thing you know, there’s gunfire going off and cars speeding out of here,” a neighbor shared.
Lena Geronimo who is a mother and also a resident in the area told 8 News Now the violence in the neighborhood has gotten so bad that she has seriously considered moving.
“Recently there have been different things like animal attacks, another robbery, and now this, with a child being shot,” Geronimo explains.
The investigation is ongoing and the coroner’s office has not released the identity of the boy killed nor have investigators released any information on a suspect in the shooting.