UPDATE SEPT. 13: Police have released video and photos of the two suspects wanted in the shooting of the 7-year-old girl on Sept. 12.
One of the suspects is described as a black male, 5-feet 9-inches, with a thin build. His hair was worn in an afro and he had a tattoo on his right forearm. He was last seen wearing a grey shirt and black shorts.
The second suspect was described as a black male who stood about 5-feet 9-inches with a thin build, short black hair and was last seen wearing a black shirt and khaki shorts.
Both suspects were last seen running south on Spencer Street and then east towards an apartment complex.
Anyone with any information about this incident, or any information about the identity or whereabouts of these suspects, is urged to contact the South Central Area Command Patrol Investigations Section at 702-828-8639. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.
Tips leading directly to an arrest or indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward.
ORIGINAL STORY: Metro Police are investigating a shooting involving a child that occurred near E. Tropicana Avenue and Spencer Street.
According to officers, around 7:37 p.m 9-1-1 operators received a call about the child who was shot in the 1800 block of E. Tropicana Avenue.
It all started as an argument outside a smoke shop. Police said the little girl’s dad was getting into his car when he got into an altercation with two men walking on the sidewalk.
One man pulled out a gun and fired into the car, hitting the little girl. The 7-year-old child was shot in the back but police say she’s expected to survive.
The child is being treated at Sunrise Hospital and police are still looking for shooter.