Shooting outside graduation celebration in southwest Las Vegas leaves 1 dead

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

A graduation celebration in the southwest valley ended in gunshots and murder early Sunday morning, but inning accordance with neighbors the celebration shouldn’t have remained in that house in the first place.

At around 1 a.m., officers responded to an event on the 6100 block of Novelty Street, near Fort Apache Road and Patrick Lane. Authorities said they had actually been called previously at night to disperse a house party that was taking place at a residence on Novelty Street.

The victims arrived with numerous others in the area, authorities said in a release, and as they started strolling to your home, the victims were told that the celebration was been closed down.

According to neighbors like Angel Rodriguez who lives throughout the street from the house, nearly 300 kids were at your home commemorating high school graduation. It got loud, so cops were called to break the party up around midnight, however when things unwind and officers left, something else took place.

“I simply heard gunshots,” stated Rodriguez. “I leapt straight off the couch and made sure my family was safe and protected primarily.”

“I see a bunch of kids lacking your home,” stated Rodriguez. “I looked across the street among the kids was down on the next-door neighbors lawn.”

The 2 victims talked with 2 other men, and the guys showed they knew where another party was occurring, police said. As the group continued talking, a black sedan drove by, did a U-turn at the end of the street and an unidentified person in the vehicle fired numerous rounds at the group.

Police stated numerous people were near the crossway when the occurrence happened, and ran away when they heard shots being fired.

Authorities returned to the home to discover 2 guys on the ground bleeding.

“The police officers came right away,” stated Rodriguez. “They started resuscitation on among the kids on the ground.”

Among the victims didn’t make it, and the 2nd shooting victim, a 17-year-old, was hurried to the hospital. His condition is unidentified.

But neighbors said the celebration, leading to a shooting, has not been the only problem originating from that home.

Some neighbors told FOX5 they do not even understand the owner, since the house is being used improperly as an AirBNB, in an area not zoned for it.

“Just that AirBNB bringing bad service into the community, does not make us feel safe,” said Rodriguez. “I understand the state has been punishing AirBNBs in communities like this. I understand they have actually been really effective at doing so, since they’ve closed down a couple, but we’ve literally had no concern with anyone staying there previously, and this is the greatest issue you could perhaps get.”

Clark county officials motivate residents who have problems with Air B n B rentals in their community’s to file a problem here: https://clarkconnect.clarkcountynv.gov/

FOX5 overtook the resident who stated he pertained to his home when the celebration was closed down and remained in the location when the gunshots rang out. He prepares to cooperate with police in the investigation.

The name of the deceased has not yet been released. The juvenile sustained non-life-threatening injuries, inning accordance with cops.

No arrests had been made since Sunday night and the motive is unknown.

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