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October 23, 2014

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Man shot in head near downtown Las Vegas; gang unit investigating

A man was shot in West Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon, according to Metro Police.

Officers were called to the 1700 block of J Street, near the intersection of Martin Luther King Blvd and Owens Street, at about 5:30 p.m., according to Lt. John Pelletier. A man was found with a gunshot wound to his head, and was taken to University Medical Center, Pelletier said. The man’s condition is unknown at this time.

The incident is still under investigation by Metro’s gang unit.

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  1. Here we go again. Another killing in a minority neighborhood; more than likely committed by one minority against another. Guess just how much air time will be given to this common occurance by the cable "news" channels? Nada! They obssess for endless hours about one guy (Zimmerman) shooting another guy (Martin) in Florida, but ignore mass killings by minorities against minorities in city after city - Chicago being a prime example where dozens are routinely shot and/or killed on every weekend. Meanwhile, other bigger & more important information is given short shrift by FOX, CNN & MSNBC because they are playing the "dumb-down" game; pandering to the lowest common denominator among cable news viewers. Getting "real" news is becoming as rare as honesty in the American media and it's a shame!