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Woman killed in North Las Vegas shooting

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- North Las Vegas Police are investigating a deadly shooting Thursday at an apartment complex near Commerce Street and Lone Mountain Road.

According to Officer Aaron Patty, the shooting of the 42-year-old woman occurred on Casa Norte Drive in the parking lot of the complex shortly before 2:30 a.m. Emergency crews took the victim to University Medical center, where she later died.

No suspect information was immediately available, but Patty says it appears the people involved knew each other and were in an argument that escalated into a shooting.

Man shot at apartments near Lake Mead, Jones

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police said a man was shot at a Las Vegas apartment complex Wednesday night. 

Lt. Joe Martin with Metro Police sad a man was shot shortly before 8 p.m. in the 2000 blk. of Winwood Street, near West Lake Mead and Jones boulevards.

Officers said the victim, whose name hasn't been released, was transported to University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Metro Police said they're not sure whether or not the shooting was gang-related.

Police did not release any other information.

NLV Mayor proposes new economic district

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee announced Tuesday the city will be taking advantage of the same legislation used to lure the electric car company Tesla to northern Nevada.

The mayor says Tesla-style tax breaks will bring big industries to the planned Apex Industrial Complex north of his city and will be a saving grace for the North Las Vegas economy.

The city is keeping most of the details close to the chest but the mayor is on record saying it is one of the best things that could happen to North Las Vegas in many years.

In September, Nevada cut a bunch of deals to lure Tesla to an industrial park near Reno. Incentives included not paying property taxes for 10 years and sales tax abatement for 20 years.

Mayor Lee says if they can do it up north, North Las Vegas can do it on the 800 acres at Apex.

“Maybe it was designed to lure someone here but the outcome was it gave southern Nevada a chance also,” Lee said.

North Vegas mayor to outline Apex development plan

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) -- North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee is set to make an announcement about developing an industrial park in the sprawling Apex area to generate revenue for his cash-strapped city.

Lee is due to outline the plan Tuesday.

He says using municipal funds to provide infrastructure for the Apex Industrial Center could result in thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic benefits for the region over 20 years.

The mayor met last week with companies including NV Energy, Southwest Gas, the Southern Nevada Water Authority and Cox Communications about a report by the UNLV Brookings Mountain West Institute.

It says providing roads and utilities could help attract manufacturing, warehousing and storage, wholesale trade and data processing businesses to the area off Interstate 15 northwest of Nellis Air Force Base.

Family mourns child killed in suspected DUI crash

LAS VEGAS -- Oscar Barragan tries to hold back tears after his 3-year-old sister Elena Rivera died Saturday in a car crash involving a suspected drunk driver.

"One set of tears starts, the whole room starts. It's crazy just trying to hold it together,” he said.

Rivera was riding in a car with her family near Carey Avenue and Sandy Lane, when they stopped the car to ask someone a question.

"They were trying to see where my brother is, so they were asking someone were he is, and that's when I guess they got rammed from the back," Barragan said.

Metro Police says 70-year-old Charles Washington slammed into the car with his truck.

Barragan says it pains him to lose his sister, but he says the tragedy is more difficult for his pregnant mother who was also hospitalized from the accident.

"She finally got up, went to go see her. She held her hand and then, about a minute later, she passed away," Barragan said.

Coroner IDs woman dead in apparent getaway car

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities have identified an 18-year-old woman killed when an apparent getaway vehicle slammed into a light pole and a tree in Las Vegas.

Clark County coroner's officials say Rajaunay Lasherie Davis of North Las Vegas was pronounced dead on the scene of the crash, which happened about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on South Fort Apache Road, near Sahara Avenue.

A 20-year-old Las Vegas woman who was also in the car was taken to University Medical Center with moderate injuries.

Police say the Chevy Aveo was reportedly involved in the burglary of a nearby convenience store.

The male driver and a male passenger in the car fled the scene on foot after the car went off the road. It was unclear if they were injured.


Family remembers loved one, 4 years later, no arrests

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- It's been four years since Darren Rael was shot and killed in North Las Vegas and homicide investigators are still looking for a suspect.Rael, a mechanic, was trying to make some extra money by taking side jobs in Oct. 2010. He happened to be working on a car at Gowan Road and Clayton Street in North Las Vegas when a thief pulled out a gun and demanded cash.

Rael was shot in the chest after he told the gunman he didn't have any money. The gunman also tried to shoot the owner of the car Rael was working on, but the gun jammed, Police said.

Rael's family marked the anniversary of his death Wednesday night with a vigil to honor of his life. The family has gathered every year since he died.

"It is horrific that his killer hasn't been brought to justice. It's really bad because I wake up with nightmares.