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Witness Describes Saturday's Gang-Related Shooting
Witness Describes Saturday's Gang-Related Shooting

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas man who witnessed a gang-related shooting is speaking out in hopes of finding the gunman.

Metro Police say the shooting happened Saturday near Owens Avenue and J Street in a car wash.

Detectives say an older model, white Ford Taurus, pulled into a nearby parking lot and several shots were fired, critically injuring one man.

An eyewitness, who did not want his name used, says he was getting ready to pull out of the parking lot when the vehicle pulled in, stopping next to him in the middle of the driveway.

He says the gunman precisely pin-pointed a mobile car detailer.

"He was firing directly into the crowd right at that one specific individual who happened to be on the driver's side of a Dodge Magnum that he was detailing," he said.

Even more alarming, he says, was how the vehicle left the scene.

"They didn't drive away in a hastily manner, they drove off casually as if nothing ever happened," he added.

Metro's Gang Unit is asking for the public's help in identifying the gunman and the vehicle's location.

"There's gang violence all over the place and this is just one more place that it occurs. What we do ask is that when gang violence occurs, if there are people that see things, please call the police and let us know," said Metro Gang Crimes Lt. Dan Coe.

Police aren't sure if the victim was the intended target, but the eyewitness thinks there was little mistake in the gunman's aim.

He says he couldn't describe the shooter's face, but the gunman was a heavy set, black male. There were also other people in the suspect's car.

"It had chrome rims with black accent on it and the windows were tinted out, completely blacked out all the way around it," he added.

"We could have been hit, but by the grace of God, we weren't," the eyewitness said.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Crimestoppers at 385-5555.


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