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July 31, 2014

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Person fatally shot while talking on phone in condo complex

A person was fatally shot late Thursday while talking on the phone inside a gated community in the southwest Las Vegas Valley.

Metro Police Lt. D. Gordon said the victim was apparently chatting with a boyfriend inside The Falls, a condominium community in the 9000 block of West Warm Springs Road, near Fort Apache Road, when a single gunshot was heard at 9:32 p.m. The victim, whose gender was not known immediately, was dead by the time officers arrived.

Witnesses saw several people flee the location, police said.

"I saw all these people running," Eva Risigleone said in Spanish shortly after the shooting. Her daughter-in-law, Veronica Cruz, said the shooting was "definitely a shock" for the family.

"It's always very quiet," said Cruz, who has lived there for about six years. "There are security guards always patrolling and they know everybody."

Cruz had just gotten home from a Santana concert when she noticed police officers and TV news trucks in and around The Falls.

"I've only seen like one cop car before this for a noise complaint," Cruz said. "Nothing's ever happened before."

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