Deadly shooting at homeless encampment leaves two dead, three injured

LAS VEGAS, NV – A fatal shooting at a homeless encampment in eastern Las Vegas has left two dead and three others injured, prompting a thorough investigation to apprehend the person responsible for the violence. According to Lt. Jason Johansson of the Las Vegas Police, the deadly shooting occurred at roughly 5:35 p.m. close to the intersection of Charleston Boulevard and Honolulu Street.

As of early Saturday, it remained uncertain whether all individuals involved in the shooting were experiencing homelessness. Las Vegas police Lt. Michael Rodriguez did not confirm if any of the victims were homeless when approached by a reporter.

The fatal casualty was identified as a man in his 50s. Among the wounded are three men in their thirties- two in stable condition and one critical- and a male teen, also in stable condition. Their identity remains undisclosed.

Witness reports state that a man was seen fleeing the scene in a dark sedan shortly after the shooting, though it is yet to be verified whether he was involved in the crime, Johansson said. The exact circumstances that led to the shooting are still unclear.

This incident comes amidst a spree of violent crimes against homeless people in Los Angeles, where police are currently searching for a suspect believed to be behind the shooting deaths of three homeless individuals earlier this week. Each victim was reportedly alone and asleep when they were attacked.