NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — We now know the name of the teenager killed in a North Las Vegas shooting. A family member told 8 News Now it was 17-year-old Kevin Soriano.
The shooting happened around 7 a.m. in the 2600 block of Ferguson Avenue. His father was also shot and injured.
Police say when they got to the scene, they found the 17-year-old and a 44-year-old suffering from gunshot wounds. Medical personnel pronounced Kevin dead at the scene. The father was taken to the hospital, where he has been upgraded to stable condition.
Preliminary investigation shows that just before the shooting, the family’s truck was stolen from their residence. Kevin and his father then got in their family’s other vehicle looking for the stolen truck.
They found the truck down the street with a male suspect in the vehicle. When Kevin got out of the vehicle to confront the suspect, the suspect shot him. The 44-year-old father then went to help his son; that’s when he was shot by the suspect.
The suspect fled the scene after the shooting. The truck was later found in the 2700 block of Perliter Avenue.
Police are not yet prepared to release suspect information.