North Las Vegas police: 2 children hurt in shooting, searching for gunman

North Las Vegas police: 2 children hurt in shooting, searching for gunman
Police deal with barricaded suspects in far west valley for hours
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Police from most Las Vegas jurisdictions have been dealing with a barricade situation involving three armed robbery suspects in the far west valley for several hours on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (KSNV)

The preliminary investigation indicated a white 4-door sedan, possibly a Dodge Dart, pulled up to the residence just before two men exited the vehicle and approached the house with the driver staying in the vehicle.

UPDATE| The all-clear has been given after a barricade that lasted over seven hours ended shortly before 8:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in the southwest valley.

According to Lt. Romane with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, no one was found inside the apartment near Tropicana Avenue and Fort Apache Road that police had barricaded on suspicion that a suspect was inside.

Upon arrival, police located two children, a 9-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy, who had been struck by gunfire, according to North Las Vegas authorities.

Anyone sheltered in place or evacuated because of the incident have been allowed to return to their homes.

Investigation is into this incident, as well as the robbery that prompted the barricade, is ongoing, according to Lt. Romane.

One of the suspects shot several rounds into the house through the front door with the girl being struck several times and the boy struck once.

9-year-old and 15-year-old struck by gunfire in north valley

ORIGINAL | Police from several jurisdictions have been involved in an armed robbery with three suspects that turned into an hours-long barricade situation at two large west valley apartment complexes.

This shooting comes just two weeks after alleged gang members shot into another North Las Vegas home near Lawrence Street and Deer Springs Way, killing 11-year-old Angelina Erives.

The event started shortly after 10 a.m. with a robbery at a cell phone store in the 7000 block of South Rainbow Boulevard. Suspects also reportedly stole property from one or more customers.

Preliminary investigation suggests a white 4-door sedan, possibly a Dodge Dart, arrived at the residence, and two men exited the vehicle while the driver remained inside the car.

The suspects fled to apartment complexes near 9550 W. Tropicana Ave. and 9400 W. Tompkins Avenue, where police set up containment efforts according to Office Laura Meltzer of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

The North Las Vegas Police Department responded Saturday morning around 2:00 a.m. to the 3600 block of Hamlin Place to a reported shooting into an occupied residence.

During the barricade, which was still going on as of 1:15 p.m., area residents were evacuated to Victoria Fertitta Middle School, 9905 W. Mesa Vista Ave.

One of the suspects shot several rounds into the residences front door, striking the 9-year-old girl multiple times and the 15-year-old boy once.

Officers from Las Vegas, Henderson, the Nevada Highway Patrol and North Las Vegas were involved because of the size of the complexes, Meltzer said.


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