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December 19, 2014

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Police search for man in connection with overnight shooting death

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Shooting death

Friends Guillermo, left, and Saul, who did not want to give their last names, stand over the spot where their friend, a 21-year-old man known as Launch slideshow »
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Carlos Orellana

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Metro Police are searching today for a Las Vegas man in connection with an overnight shooting incident where one man was killed, another man was shot and a third was beaten badly enough to go to the hospital.

Detectives are asking for the public's help in finding Carlos Orellana, 23, Las Vegas, who is suspected of shooting both men.

Police said they received 911 calls at 12:01 a.m. today reporting that a man had been shot outside the Olive Mediterranean Grill and Hooka Bar, 3850 East Sunset.

According to police, when patrol officers arrived, they found a man about 21 years old who was suffering from gunshot wounds. Emergency medical personnel examined him and found no signs of life, police said.

Police said they won't release the victim's name until he is positively identified by the Clark County Coroner's Office and his next of kin are notified.

A second man, who was 20 years old, presented himself at the University Medical Center with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, police said. That man, who was treated for his injury, told police he had been shot outside the Olive Mediterranean Grill and Hooka Bar.

A third man, who is 26 years old, was transported to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where he was treated for various injuries related to being battered outside the same location, police said.

Police have not yet identified the two injured men.

Police say Orellana was last seen in possession of a pistol while fleeing the scene in a white 2008 Toyota four-door compact car with Nevada, Las Vegas commemorative license plates "LV 20PO"

"Do not approach Carlos Orellana, call 911 if observed. He is to be considered armed and dangerous," says Police Sgt. Russ Shoemaker, of Metro's Robbery/Homicide Bureau.

Shoemaker said police are asking for the public's help in finding Orellana and his white Toyota. Anyone who knows where he is or has information about the shooting is urged to call either the Homicide Section, (702) 828-3521 or Crime Stoppers, (702) 385-5555.

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