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Tim Richardson

North Las Vegas homicide at casino under investigation

26 August 2008

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- Police this morning are working to piece together the events the led to a homicide Sunday in the parking lot of a North Las Vegas casino.

North Las Vegas police responded at about 1:45 a.m. Sunday to the Fort Cheyenne casino at 2428 East Cheyenne Blvd. after receiving reports of shots fired.

Authorities said security guards from the casino heard several shots in the parking lot and ran to investigate. The security guards then found a 24-year-old Hispanic man dead in the parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim's name wasn't being released this morning. Investigators said the victim is from Las Vegas.

Anyone with information is being asked to call North Las Vegas police at 633-9111 or Crimestoppers at 385-5555.