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Coroner IDs woman killed in street robbery

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are looking for three men in connection with an attempted robbery and shooting that left one woman dead. 

The shooting happened shortly after 10:30 p.m. at Simmons Street near Vegas Drive and North Rancho Drive. The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the woman as 22-year-old Laura Ashley McKinney of Las Vegas.

According to police, McKinney and a friend were walking on the road when three men approached them. One of the men was armed with a handgun. They demanded McKinney's belongings, and at some point during the robbery, the suspect fired one round which hit the victim. 

Officers found McKinney lying in the street. 

McKinney was transported to University Medical Center where she died a short time later.

The three men remain at large.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Metro's Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)


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