LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A child with a gunshot wound was rushed to University Medical Center’s Trauma Unit Friday just before 11 a.m. after suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Police said the child picked up a gun dropped by a suspect who shot another person less than a half-mile away at N. Nellis Boulevard and Kell Lane moments earlier. The victim in that shooting was also transported to UMC’s Trauma Unit in unknown condition.
Police said they have a suspect in custody and the investigation is ongoing. Police are asking people to avoid the area due to a heavy police presence.
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