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One dead, two injured in North Las Vegas shooting

One man is dead and two injured following a shooting Friday morning in North Las Vegas, police said.

The shooting happened around 5:10 a.m. at a four-plex on the 2500 block of Ellis Street which is in the area of N. Las Vegas Boulevard and Carey Avenue.

Officers arrived to find three people shot. One man died at the scene. Medical responders rushed two other males to the hospital, one with critical injuries, said Aaron Parry, North Las Vegas Police Department.

Investigators did not have any further details at this time. They are looking to speak with witnesses who may have information on the shooting.

"We are asking more people to come forward. Especially in cases like this when we get tips and information from the public it often times helps lead to an arrest," Patty said.

The Clark County Coroner's Office will release the identity of the decedent once next of kin is notified. ... Read More

North Las Vegas carjacking ends in Arizona

Two people who allegedly fled the scene of a carjacking near Hoover Dam were apprehended more than 70 miles (113 kilometers) away in Kingman, Arizona.

The Kingman Daily Miner reports the incident started Saturday night in North Las Vegas when shots were allegedly fired at a commercial vehicle from the suspect vehicle south of the Hoover Dam. The driver was uninjured but bullets struck the vehicle's radiator.

An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper responding to the carjacking call began trailing the vehicle on Highway 93. The suspect vehicle ran over stop sticks as the pursuit headed south before crossing a center turn lane and colliding with a bus in Kingman.

A male and female were taken into custody after trying to flee on foot.

No passengers were injured in the bus crash. ... Read More

One person dead in North Las Vegas crash

One person is dead and another critically injured following a crash Thursday morning in North Las Vegas, according to North Las Vegas Police.

The crash happened around 5:30 a.m. on Tonopah Avenue, near Pecos Road and Owens Avenue.

Police said, the crash involved two vehicles. One was traveling at a high rate of speed. The driver of one vehicle was killed and the passenger in that car was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The other vehicle may have been a parked car.

Tonopah is closed from Belmont Street to Brand Street... Read More

EDC caused morning traffic delays

As the final day of EDC wrapped up in Las Vegas, thousands of people left the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Monday morning causing heavy traffic on local highways.

Nearly 140,000 people attended the three-day festival. People came from all over the world.

Metro Police released statistics for the third and final day of the event showing there had been 30 arrests between Sunday 6 p.m. until Monday at 6 a.m. There were 28 felony arrests that were narcotics related. The two other arrests were misdemeanors. Police issued six traffic violations... Read More

Teen boy, another person badly hurt in North Las Vegas crash

Police say a 16-year-old boy has been critically injured and another person has suffered life-threatening injuries after a two-car crash in North Las Vegas.

Police say the driver of the vehicle that caused the crash late Saturday was possibly impaired.

The vehicle also was speeding and witnesses told police the driver ran a red light and the car slammed into another vehicle.

Police say two people were in each vehicle and all four were transported to hospitals.

The name of the critically injured teenage boy and other person with life-threatening injuries haven't been released. ... Read More

Family of slain man holds vigil, hopes to find his killer

The community gathered on Thursday to honor the life of a North Las Vegas man.

24-year-old Maurice Williams died after being shot on Monday night in the area of Civic Center Drive and Cheyenne Avenue.

During a vigil, his family told 8 News NOW they won't rest until police find the person who killed him.

Pastor Eddie Jones Junior organized the event to find his nephew's killer and fight to prevent similar crimes.

"It's not fair this person is walking around with a weapon taking away human life with no consequences and we're fed up with it," Jones said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the North Las Vegas Police Department at (702) 633-9111. ... Read More

Lawsuit accuses local Taekwondo coach of sexual assault

An Olympic Taekwondo coach with ties to the Las Vegas valley is at the center of the latest sexual assault allegations plaguing the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Jean Lopez is an instructor at a North Las Vegas training center on Simmons Street and Ann Road. He and his brother, Steven Lopez, are named in a class action lawsuit alleging decades of sexual abuse against at least four athletes.

Steven is also a Taekwondo Olympian.

Jean Lopez is the president of Legacy Taekwondo, the training center.

Online reviews describe him as a role model to children but court documents paint a different picture, describing him as a sexual predator who used his position as an Olympic coach to take advantage of young athletes.

Jean Lopez is all smiles posing for pictures with his young Taekwondo apprentices -- possibly training the next generation of Olympian athletes. He even said so during a previous interview with 8 News NOW... Read More