7 People Shot Including a Child Outside Las Vegas Funeral
Seven people were shot today including a child outside a funeral home in Las Vegas. The metro gang unit is assisting in the investigation. Shooting victims were attending the funeral of 21-year-old Andres Elena. Victor Quijano is charged with killing Elena.
FOX 5 has video:
The UPI reported:
Police were searching for a gunman who shot and wounded seven people at the funeral of a man stabbed to death on the Las Vegas strip, officials said.
Police spokesman Bill Cassell said the gunman had mingled with the mourners before pulling out a gun and opening fire during Wednesday’s service, the Las Vegas Sun reported. After the shooting, the gunman fled in a vehicle.
None of the six adults and one juvenile sustained life-threatening injuries, officials said.
The funeral was for Andres Armando Elena, 21, who died June 25 from a stab wound to the chest after an argument between two groups of people on the walkway between MGM Grand and New York-New York casino-resorts, police said.
Police said they weren’t sure whether the shooting was gang-related or how it was linked to Elena’s death. The department’s gang unit was investigating, the Sun reported.
KVVU has more on the shooting:
Police are looking for a 1974 Chevrolet El Camino, which fled the scene shortly after the shots were fired. Cassell said the doors were dressed with a purple background, and a smoky brown number seven. Police said the car also has chrome rims.
The vehicle was last seen heading southbound on Main Street, toward Washington.