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Fatal Shooting in East Las Vegas During Drug Deal: Man Killed

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, October 23, 2023 7:53 pm

Las Vegas, NV – Tragedy struck on Sunday night in east Las Vegas as a man lost his life during a drug deal that went terribly wrong. According to authorities, at approximately 8:05 p.m., officers responded to a distressing scene near the intersection of East Charleston Boulevard and North 28th Street. A man was discovered inside a vehicle, fatally shot, and he succumbed to his injuries at the scene, as confirmed by a statement from the Metropolitan Police Department.

Police investigations have unveiled that the victim had arranged a meeting with two other individuals, which ultimately culminated in a drug transaction. The encounter took a deadly turn, resulting in the fatal shooting of the man. Following the incident, the two other individuals involved fled the scene on foot.

Despite the incident occurring on Sunday night, the authorities did not release information to the public until approximately 3:40 p.m. on Monday, leaving the community in the dark regarding this tragic event.

This tragic incident is not isolated, as just hours earlier on Sunday, another man in his 30s was fatally shot near Third Street and Utah Avenue. The fatal shooting followed an argument with two other men, further highlighting the concerning increase in violence within the area.

Local law enforcement is diligently working to piece together the events leading to both incidents and apprehend those responsible. As investigations continue, residents are urged to stay vigilant and report any information that may aid the authorities in resolving these cases and maintaining the safety of the community.

Credits: Review Journal

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