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Police still searching for gunman, victim identified

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

Shooting location

Metro Police are still searching today for a Las Vegas man in connection with a Sunday morning shooting in which one man was killed, another man was shot and a third was beaten before the shooting began.

The Clark County coroner's office identified the man who was shot to death outside the Olive Mediterranean Grill and Hooka Bar, 3850 E. Sunset Road near Green Valley Parkway, as 21-year-old Brandon Gahagan of North Las Vegas.

The cause and manner of death haven't been determined, a spokesman for the coroner's office said.

Detectives are still searching for 23-year-old Carlos Orellana of Las Vegas, who is suspected of shooting both men, said police Sgt. Russ Shoemaker of Metro's Robbery/Homicide Bureau.

Police said they received several 911 calls at 12:01 a.m. Sunday reporting that a man had been shot outside the Olive Mediterranean Grill and Hooka Bar, Shoemaker said. "The club was packed, the parking lot was packed," so police and emergency rescue vehicles responded in force, he said.

When patrol officers arrived, they found a man who was suffering from gunshot wounds, Shoemaker said. Emergency medical crews examined him and found no signs of life, police said.

A second man, who police said was 20 years old, drove himself to University Medical Center with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the arm, Shoemaker said. That man, who underwent treatment for a bullet in the arm, told police he had been shot outside the Olive Mediterranean Grill and Hooka Bar, Shoemaker said. He has not been identified.

A third man, who is 26 years old, was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where he was treated for various injuries related to a beating outside the same location, "we believe before the shooting took place," Shoemaker said.

Orellana was last seen with a pistol while fleeing the scene in a white 2008 Toyota Camry or Corolla with Nevada, Las Vegas commemorative license plates "LV 20P0," Shoemaker said.

"Do not approach Carlos Orellana, call 911 if you observe him. He is to be considered armed and dangerous," Shoemaker said.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Orellana or has information about the shooting is urged to call the Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

So far this year there have been 15 homicides in Metro Police jurisdiction, Shoemaker said today. At this time in 2008 there had been five homicides, he said. This year's homicide rate matches the 15 that had been reported in the same time period in 2007, Shoemaker said.

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