One man was killed and four others were injured in a shooting at a homeless encampment in eastern Las Vegas on Friday evening. The incident occurred around 5:35 p.m. near the intersection of Charleston Boulevard and Honolulu Street, according to Las Vegas police Lt. Jason Johansson. The identity of the shooter and the motive behind the violence are currently under investigation.
It is unclear if all five individuals who were shot were experiencing homelessness at the time of the incident. Las Vegas police Lt. Michael Rodriguez did not confirm whether any of the victims were unhoused when contacted by CNN.
The deceased victim was identified as a man in his 50s, while the four injured individuals include three men in their 30s. One of the injured men is in critical condition, while the other two are in stable condition. Additionally, a male adult teenager is in stable condition.
Witnesses reported seeing a male fleeing the scene in a dark sedan after the shooting, but it is unknown if this person was involved in the incident, according to Lt. Johansson.
The shooting at the homeless encampment in Las Vegas coincides with ongoing investigations in Los Angeles, where police are searching for a suspect believed to have fatally shot three homeless individuals this week. The victims in Los Angeles were reportedly alone and sleeping when they were attacked.