Las Vegas medics in ambulance witness fatal shooting

The medics reported the shooting after seeing a man walk up to a car and open fire in broad daylight

Ricardo Torres-Cortez
Las Vegas Sun

LAS VEGAS — A man was fatally wounded in a broad-daylight shooting in the central valley witnessed by paramedics in an ambulance driving by, according to Metro Police.

The medics reported the shooting about 2:45 p.m. in the 600 block of Bonanza Road, near Las Vegas Boulevard North, Lt. Ray Spencer said.

The AMR Las Vegas ambulance was traveling on Bonanza when its occupants saw a man walk up to a car and open fire, Spencer said.

The gunman took off running and the car drove off, Spencer said. As officers were searching for a possible victim, a wounded man was dropped off at Valley Hospital Medical Center, where he later died.

The triggerman, who hadn’t been found as of Thursday evening, was only described as a black man in his late 20s, Spencer said. The victim was a man in his late 20s.

A motive or relationship between the suspect and victim hadn’t been established, Spencer said.

Detectives continued to comb through the scene, interviewing residents of an apartment complex and business owners in the area and trying to locate possible footage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Metro at 702-828-3521 or via email at To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.


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