Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — One person is dead and two others injured following an early morning shooting.
It happened around 4 a.m. Sunday at the Cazino Lounge on the 5100 block of Spring Mountain Road near Decatur Boulevard.
Las Vegas police officers on routine patrol in the area heard the sound of gunfire coming from a nearby business.
Officers immediately responded to the scene and located three individuals suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victims were all transported to UMC Trauma Center, where one was pronounced dead.
One of the two additional injured remains in extremely critical condition, while the third person sustained what appears to be non-life threatening injuries.
The preliminary investigation by homicide detectives indicates the lounge was closing at its normal time, and patrons were exiting the establishment.
While patrons were in the parking lot, numerous shots were fired, resulting in the three people hit by gunfire.
Police said a fight broke out in the parking lot before the shooting happened.
The victim was identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as 21-year-old Darren Lawerance of North Las Vegas.