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Teen found dead with gunshot wound in NLV identified

Updated Thursday, April 21, 2011 | 8:53 a.m.

Man found dead

A 17-year-old found shot to death Wednesday night in North Las Vegas has been identified as Heath Walton, according to the Clark County Coroner's Office.

Police responded to the 2500 block of Reynolds Avenue, near Owens Avenue and Civic Center Drive, at about 10:45 p.m. Walton, a Las Vegas resident, was found dead in the middle of the street.

Police spokeswoman Chrissie Coon said Walton was near his vehicle at the time of the shooting. The gunman, who was either on foot or in a vehicle, fired multiple shots, striking Walton in the torso at least once, she said.

No one has been taken into custody in connection with the death. Police said detectives weren't ready to release a suspect description.

This marks the third murder in North Las Vegas this year.

Anyone with information is asked to call the North Las Vegas Police Department at (702) 633-9111 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visit crimestoppersofnv.com.

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