Update: 19-year-old shot and killed in North Las Vegas was UNLV student

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NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nineteen-year-old Paula Marie Davis, who was shot and killed in North Las Vegas Friday night, was a UNLV student studying economics, the university says.

Earlier Monday morning, the Clark County Coroner’s Office ruled Davis’ death a homicide, caused by multiple gunshot wounds to the head.

On the evening of Davis’ murder, officers responded to a missing person’s report just after 9 p.m. and found her suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Medical personnel pronounced her deceased on scene.

Family members reported her missing around 7 p.m. on Sept. 6, according to the preliminary investigation. The victim’s cell phone was tracked to a park in the 3700 block of Simmons Street, where family members saw her van parked and discovered her inside with injuries.

Authorities believe Davis and the suspect knew each other but are not prepared to release suspect information at this time.

Anyone with information should call the North Las Vegas Police Department at (702) 633-9111. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

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