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Girl, 8, one of two victims in fatal NLV shootings

Updated Saturday, June 13, 2009 | 1:27 a.m.

Girl shot to death

Man fatally shot

A stray bullet fatally struck an 8-year-old girl Friday night in North Las Vegas -- one of two fatal shootings in the city in less than two hours.

Police responded at 10:46 p.m. to a shooting at an apartment complex in the 2100 block of Sun Avenue. The girl was found with critical gunshot wound injuries and later died at University Medical Center, police said.

Investigators said the girl was inside her second-floor apartment when she was struck by a bullet fired from outside the apartment. Family members were inside the apartment at the time and aren't considered suspects, police said. No information about suspects was available early Saturday, authorities said.

Earlier in the evening a 19-year-old man was found shot to death at another North Las Vegas apartment complex.

Police responded at 9:15 p.m. to a report of shots fired at the Cheyenne Villas Apartments, 3260 Fountain Falls Way. Officers arrived and found the man dead of apparent gunshot wounds in a parking lot near Building 27.

Investigators said the man was shot during a disturbance that escalated into gunfire. Police said information about suspects wasn't available.

Anyone with information on either case is being asked to call CrimeStoppers at 385-5555.

These are the 10th and 11th homicides in North Las Vegas this year.

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