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January 27, 2015

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Police arrest suspect in gang-related shootings at UMC, Rio

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Abdullah Sykes

Metro Police Gang Crimes detectives arrested a man on Tuesday who was suspected of taking part in two gang-related shootings at the Rio and University Medical Center on March 11.

Las Vegas resident Abdullah Sykes, 24, was charged with four counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon and battery with a deadly weapon for his alleged role in the incidents.

Officials said the first shooting occurred around 3:50 a.m. on March 11, at Rio’s East parking garage. Officers arrived to find multiple people shooting at each other both on foot and in vehicles. A 22-year-old North Las Vegas man involved in the shootings was killed.

Then at 5:38 a.m., patrol officers responded to reports of shots being fired at UMC and found two people suffering from gunshot wounds.

Sykes was booked at the Clark County Detention Center.

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