LAS VEGAS, NV – A violent shooting at a homeless encampment in Las Vegas on Friday left two dead and three others injured. This incident happened merely hours after Los Angeles authorities announced they were hunting for a suspected serial killer who has reportedly killed three homeless individuals.
The Las Vegas shooting took place around 5:35 p.m. near Charleston Boulevard and Honolulu Street on the city’s east side, according to local law enforcement. The deceased victim was a man in his 50s.
The four other victims, three men in their 30s and a male teenager, sustained injuries. One of the men is in critical condition, while the others, including the teenager, are reported to be stable. The identities of the victims have not been released.
The suspect, a black man wearing a hoodie, reportedly fled the scene in a black sedan. The motive behind the shooting remains unclear, and authorities are investigating whether this was an isolated incident.
Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, authorities are investigating a suspected serial killer targeting homeless individuals. Three murders have occurred during early morning hours on separate days, with victims found alone on the streets.
The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking a lone individual, believed to be male, wearing simple clothing including a hoodie. No eyewitnesses have been identified. In all three cases, the suspect approached the victims, opened fire, and then left the scene.
Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass has urged those experiencing homelessness to avoid sleeping alone, emphasizing the danger posed by the suspected serial killer.