Metro Police and faith-based leaders pleaded with the public to come forward if they knew anything about a shootout Tuesday that injured four people. Three innocent bystanders were hurt in the shooting.
Metro said one of the men involved was attempting to go into the pawn shop to sell or pawn something, and then he was confronted by the other man.
According to police, over 20 rounds were fired during the shootout between at least two different men.
Police say a 10-year-old girl was shot in the butt, while her mother was shot in the shoulder. Another woman who was not involved in the shootout but was driving northbound on Nellis was shot when a round went through her car and grazed her arm, but she didn’t require medical attention.
A man was also shot, in his hip, but he took himself to the hospital. The other alleged shooter is still on the run. Metro released a photo of him. He’s described as a black male adult 16 to 25 years of age wearing a grey shirt and dark maroon shorts.
Several detectives on scene say the incident may have been gang-related.
Following the news conference, dozens of residents joined together to pray for a safer community. It’s part of a program called RECAP, which stands for Rebuilding Every Community Around Peace.
“Today we have fantastic volunteers, shop owners, residents, patrons, coming together in a cry for peace to say no more,” said Capt. Nichole Splinter with Metro’s Northeast Area Command. “Not on my street. For those of you who are responsible, I ask you to own what you did and make it right and turn yourself in.”
The coalition includes law enforcement, faith-based community leaders and businesses. They’re promoting peace and non violence.
“When we have a group of fools that display such a disregard for human life, it not only catches the attention of the police department but it demands the attention of the community,” said Capt. Splinter.
Anyone with any information about this incident, or the identity or whereabouts of these suspects, is urged to contact the LVMPD Gang Investigations at 702-828-7826. 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.