One person dead in early morning homicide

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Metro Police are investigating a homicide where one person is dead near Tropicana and Boulder Highway.

Police were called to the scene around 2:30 a.m. after reports of gunshots at the Virginia Apartments.

Police found a man in his 20’s with a gunshot wound to the lower half of his body. He was transported to Sunrise Hospital where he later died.

A woman and her two young children were in the apartment at the time of the shooting and are cooperating with the police.

Investigators believe the victim and the gunman know each other and say it could be gang related.

Police say the victim does have a criminal history.

The suspect remains at large.

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