The Latest: Police seek help in wrong-house gang shooting
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a drive-by shooting that killed an 11-year-old girl in Nevada. (all times local):
A police official is asking for the public’s help finding the killers of an 11-year-old girl in the kitchen of a suburban Las Vegas home who was misidentified as the target in a gang retaliation shooting.
North Las Vegas Assistant Police Chief Pamela Ojeda said Friday the girl, her parents and two sisters, who were all in the house, were innocent victims.
The parents and sisters, 14 and 6, weren’t injured by gunfire.
Ojeda says people with information about the case should contact police.
Police say three shooters stepped from a car Thursday night and opened fire on the house with a shotgun and handguns before a neighbor returned fire with a legally owned handgun as the car drove away.
Ojeda says a 19-year-old passenger was wounded by the neighbor and is hospitalized in grave condition.
The neighbor was questioned by police but has not been charged with a crime.
A 17-year-old identified as the driver of the car is in custody.
Police say a drive-by shooting that killed an 11-year-old girl was gang-related and targeted the wrong house in suburban Las Vegas.
North Las Vegas police Officer Eric Leavitt said Friday that a neighbor who saw the shooting opened fire at the car as it drove away with a legally owned handgun.
He says a 19-year-old passenger is hospitalized in grave condition with a head wound and a 17-year-old identified as the driver of a getaway car is in custody. Three other shooters are being sought.
Leavitt says the group got out of a car and opened fire Thursday night on the house about 15 miles (24 kilometers) north of the Las Vegas Strip.
Leavitt says four other people in the house weren’t injured.
Police in a Las Vegas suburb say an 11-year-old girl is dead after being shot in her home during a drive-by shooting Thursday night.
North Las Vegas police say the girl died at a hospital after suffering multiple gunshot wounds.
Police say a 19-year-old man described as a suspect also was shot during the incident and was hospitalized in critical condition.
Police spokesman Eric says investigators are trying to locate other suspects and to determine circumstances of the incident, including whether the drive-by shooting was random or targeted.