Five people shot in Las Vegas, two dead

LAS VEGAS, NV – A fatal shooting at a homeless encampment in Las Vegas on Friday resulted in two deaths and three individuals injured. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department gave a report about the incident, stating that it occurred near the intersection of Charleston Boulevard and U.S. 95 around 5:30 p.m. local time.

Responding officers discovered multiple victims at the encampment based on witness direction. The victims, all experiencing homelessness, were transported to University Medical Center. A man in his 50s succumbed to his injuries in the hospital. The remaining victims, two men in their 30s in stable condition, one man in his 30s in critical condition, and a teenager, also in stable condition, are expected to survive.

Authorities are still in search of the suspected shooter, with officers planning to revisit the scene and surrounding area to collect surveillance footage on Saturday. As of yet, it is uncertain whether the incident was isolated or connected to a larger criminal scheme.

This shooting comes on the heels of the recent homicides in Los Angeles, where three homeless men were fatally shot while sleeping alone on sidewalks or in alleys. The Los Angeles Police Department believes the same potential serial killer targeted all three victims.

However, authorities stated there does not appear to be any connection between the Los Angeles shootings and the Las Vegas incident.