crime scene

© Björn Wylezich |

North Las Vegas Police Investigating 1st Homicide of 2019

Teen, 16, Suffered a Single Gunshot Wound

January 10, 2019 - 3:55 pm

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — North Las Vegas police are conducting the agency's first homicide investigation of 2019 after a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot.

Police spokesman Aaron Patty says officers were called around 5 p.m. Wednesday to a residential neighborhood to find the boy suffering from at least one gunshot wound.

The boy was taken to an area hospital where he died.

Patty says police have not located a suspect or determined a motive in the shooting, but they do not believe it was random.

A record-breaking 36 homicides were investigated by North Las Vegas police last year.