Armed Resident Shoots Gunman Who Killed 11-Year-Old Girl in Nevada

November 2, 2018 Updated: November 2, 2018

An 11-year-old girl was struck by bullets fired by a gunman who was driving by her house in Las Vegas on Nov. 1, prompting the homeowner to grab a gun and shoot the gunman.

A vehicle was driving around North Las Vegas on the night of Nov. 1 with six people inside and at least one of those people shooting a gun, reported Fox.

The gunman allegedly shot the 11-year-old girl before getting hit himself.

Both were in critical condition after being shot and the girl later died.

“She was at home with her 14-year-old and 5-year-old siblings at the time of the shooting. Family said she was sitting at the table when it happened,” reported Cyndi Lundeberg of Fox.

Pictures of the home from Cristen Drummond of 8 News showed the house where the girl lived with numerous bullet holes marring the front windows.

The house is located near Losee Road and Deer Springs Way.

The 19-year-old was shot nearby but was believed to have shot the girl first, police officers indicated. The homeowner returned gunfire and struck the teenager, according to 8 News.

<h2>Gun Battle</h2>
North Las Vegas Police Department spokesman Eric Leavitt described what happened as a gun battle.

He said the 19-year-old was believed to be one of several participants in the gunfight.

“We’re trying to determine the link between the house and the suspects,” Leavitt said at a news briefing at the scene, reported the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

“We’re trying to do the best we can in the difficult situation we’re in and the family is in.”

Police officers were still working to identify other people involved in the battle, reported Fox 5. It’s not clear if the homeowner was facing charges. Officers are still working to figure out the connection between the suspects and the victim.

The road was temporarily closed but re-opened several hours after the shooting, which took place around 10 p.m.


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