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1 killed in shooting near Decatur and Rancho

Metro Police investigated a homicide Monday night near N. Decatur Boulevard and Rancho Drive.

The shooting happened in a parking lot near the entrance to the Alterra apartment complex.

Officers arrived at the scene to find a man with multiple gunshot wounds. He was later pronounced dead at University Medical Center.

No one has been taken into custody.

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Pedestrian injured after hit-and-run

A 31-year-old man is behind bars after police say he committed a hit-and-run that left a pedestrian injured.

Investigators say the man was driving a 1999 Mazda on Smoke Ranch when he struck a 24-year-old man who was in a crosswalk at Smoke Ranch Road and Maverick Street.

Metro police say the driver kept going east toward Jones Boulevard where he abandoned his car and tried to run away. Citizens in the area caught him and called police.

Investigators do not believe the driver was impaired. He has been arrested for felony hit-and-run. The victim was taken to the hospital with broken bones and other non life-threatening injuries. ... Read More

Black Lives Matter protesters march downtown

A few small Black Lives Matter demonstrations took place in Las Vegas Friday evening. One event on Fremont Street was peaceful, but the protesters made their voices heard.

The group of approximately 20 people held signs by the Golden Gate casino, walked down the Fremont Street Experience and looped back toward City Hall.

Metro Police officers and Fremont Street Experience security were nearby to monitor the protest.

The peaceful protest was organized in a short amount of time after the deaths of two Black men by police this week: Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota.

"It's just because I see on the news almost every day that somebody of my color is getting killed and murdered for no reason," said organizer Mierra Green. "He can't go home to his parents, his mother. He can't go back home at all, like, it just, it just hurts."... Read More

I-Team: Shelter provides aid for transgender people

Homeless transgender people living in Las Vegas have a place they can go to get help and feel safe.

One in five transgender people have been homeless at some point in their lives, making this a critical issue for this group, according to the National Center for Transgender Equality.

Homeless, alone and transgender, Milagros Marquez tries to get by each day.

"Sometimes people give me the worst stares… This is the streets, you know, it's different in the streets," she said. "People start making judgments, and they don't even know you."

"You get bullying just by walking down the street. A lot of transgendered women walk around with their guard up a hundred percent, because you never know."

On a corridor by Owens Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard, there are several shelters. Some dorms are for men; others are for women.

"Some other homeless people are like, 'That's a man,'" Marquez said. "Being transgender does make you a target at times."... Read More

Police investigate early morning downtown homicide

Metro Police are investigating an early morning homicide in downtown Las Vegas.

It happened just before 2 a.m. near 28th Street and Charleston Boulevard in a 7-Eleven parking lot.

Police say the victim walked up to a car, and got into an argument with someone inside the vehicle.

The victim, who was shot four times, was transported to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the shooting may be gang related. The suspect was in a gray colored sedan, possibly a Mazda, and was wearing a sports jersey.

Witnesses are cooperating with police... Read More

Child dies after drowning in northwest valley pool

A young girl is dead after drowning in a swimming pool Monday night. The call for help went out shortly after 7 p.m. from a home near Torrey Pines Drive and Smoke Ranch Road.

Police say the child was found unresponsive at the bottom of the pool. She was taken to Mountain Vista Hospital, where she later died.

Metro Police say the child was between the ages of five and 10. Metro's Abuse and Neglect detectives are investigating, but police say everyone is cooperating.

The drowning happened during an Independence Day celebration. Police say it serves as a reminder about pool safety, especially when children are present.

"I just want to take this time to remind the citizens of the 'A-B-C-Ds' of child safety," said Metro Police Lt. Nick Farese. "Making sure of adult supervision, just knowing where your children are at all times, especially if they don't know how to swim, and they're not wearing floatation devices. This is avoidable."... Read More

Metro police investigate overnight shooting

Metro police are investigating an early morning shooting.

It happened at an apartment complex off Charleston Boulevard and Mojave Road. Police at the scene confirm one person was injured, but are not releasing details on the victim's condition.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. ... Read More