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Snow spotted on Spring Mountains

Snow spotted on Spring Mountains

The Spring Mountains saw their first snowfall of the season early Monday morning. The National Weather Services said the snow only fell above 9,000 feet.

The highest point on Mt. Charleston is 11,900 feet.

It is possible more snow will fall with the next storm but it isn't expected to stay at lower elevations for at least a month.

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Suspect arrested after search caused 2 school lockdowns

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- A suspect who officials say caused two schools to be in lockdown while law enforcement officers searched for him, was caught late Tuesday night. 

Officials with the Clark County School District (CCSD) confirmed that Watson Elementary School and Findlay Middle School, which are located in the area of W. Tropical Parkway and N. Commerce St., were the schools placed in lockdown Tuesday afternoon around 3:20 p.m. 

NLVPD, who worked with the U.S. Marshals' Office to search for the suspect, also said the incident caused two neighborhoods to be cordoned off.  Shortly, before 7 p.m. law enforcement went inside the home where they thought the suspect was barricaded near Ann Road and Commerce Street, but no one was found. 

Lockdown of Tartan Elementary in NLV lifted

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- A lockdown at Tartan Elementary School has been lifted.  The school located at 3030 E. Tropical Parkway in North Las Vegas was on lockdown earlier due to police activity in the area, according to the Clark County School District Police.

Officers were investigating a SWAT situation stemmed from a domestic violence incident, and the suspect barricaded himself in the home.  North Las Vegas Police said the incident ended peacefully and the subject has been taken into custody.

 

Shadow Ridge H.S. student accused in shooting

LAS VEGAS -- 8 News NOW has learned that a teen from Shadow Ridge High School is accused of opening fire at a home in the northwest.

Police said the suspect, identified by law enforcement sources as 14-year-old Ayden McKinnon, walked up to the home near Grand Teton Drive and Jones Boulevard just after 4 p.m. Tuesday with a gun in hand an the intent to hurt the people inside.

So far, there is no word on who exactly McKinnon was targeting when he fired a round at the door, but shortly after he did someone inside returned fire, hitting McKinnon.

He was transported to the University Medical Center with gunshot wounds. Even students at Shadow Ridge who didn't know the suspect personally are shocked to hear of what happened.

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Boy, 14, facing 4 counts of attempted murder

LAS VEGAS -- The teen accused of opening fire with a shotgun at a home in the northwest on Tuesday used to be friends with a boy who lived in the home, according to his arrest report. 

Ayden McKinnon, 14, fired several rounds into the front door of the home, police said.

A man inside the home screamed for his family members to "get down" and he, and one of his sons, retrieved guns and fired several times back through the door striking McKinnon, the report said.

The man told police, McKinnon and his son were schoolmates and friends, but had a falling out the previous year over a girl.

McKinnon was transported to University Medical Center in critical condition. He is facing four accounts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon.

One hurt in shooting in northwest valley

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a shooting near Grand Teton Drive and Jones Boulevard.

According to police, officers were called to a home at 7779 Maverick Street at around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday on a report of shots being fired.

Police said a person inside the home saw a teenager walk up to the home with a gun and fire a round at the home's door. The homeowner's son then got his own gun and returned fire. Both the person inside and the teenager fired several rounds at each other, police said.

The teenager was shot and was taken to University Medical Center. He is listed as stable. There were other people inside the home but no one else was hurt.

Police are investigating whether the two people involved knew each other.

 

Doctor sentenced for role in undercover drug sting

LAS VEGAS -- A federal judge sentenced Dr. Vinay Bararia Tuesday to three years and eight months in prison based on his guilty plea for selling 500 hydrocodone pills in July 2011 to undercover Drug Enforcement Administration agents in the Centennial Hills Hospital parking lot.

The sentence, based on a single count of distributing a controlled substance, was delivered by U.S. District Court Judge Jennifer Dorsey. Bararia also was ordered to forfeit nearly $50,000 and a 2007 Jaguar automobile he used to distribute the drugs.

"Stopping the unlawful distribution of prescription painkillers has been a top priority for our office," Nevada's U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden said. "The days of persons being able to easily acquire these dangerous drugs from corrupt doctors and pharmacists are coming to an end."