One person was killed and four others injured during multiple shootings that took place early morning Thanksgiving in Henderson, Nevada, the Henderson Police Department said.
The suspects were described as a white male with a beard who is believed to be in his 20’s or 30’s and a white female believed to be in her 20’s. Both suspects were described as having tattoos or paint on their faces.
Preliminarily, it is believed that the suspects were driving around the city randomly shooting at citizens with no apparent motive.
In a statement, police said they had received several phone calls from different victims in different locations across the city claiming they had been shot at on Nov. 26.
Among the numerous locations was a 7-Eleven convenience store in the 800 block of East Lake Mead Parkway. Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered a 22-year-old male deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.
A 23-year-old female, an 18-year-old male, a 53-year-old male, and a 41-year-old male were also injured, having suffered apparent gunshot wounds. The victims were all transported to an area hospital for treatment and are expected to survive.
One suspect was airlifted to a hospital, La Paz County, Arizona, Sheriff William Risen told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
An investigation into the shootings is open and active. The investigation would mark the 13th homicide investigation in the city for 2020.
The suspects were located and arrested on unrelated charges on Thursday by the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS). The suspects may have been involved in a string of drive-by shootings near Parker, Arizona, a few hours after the Henderson shootings, The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
In a statement on Facebook, The La Paz Country Sheriff’s Department said there has been a series of shootings in he Parker and Bouse areas on Thanksgiving.
“The suspects were finally caught just east of￼ Bouse and taken into custody. We do not believe that there is any further threat or any more suspects in the area.￼ Multiple scenes are being investigated at this time and we will put out a press release when all the information is gathered,” the department wrote.
According to the The Parker Pioneer, the suspects were arrested on state Route 72 after they rolled their vehicle.