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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 15-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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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."

Gun maker partners with Clark County Shooting Complex

LAS VEGAS -- Clark County commissioners approved an exclusive agreement between Beretta U.S.A. Corp. and the Clark County Shooting Complex Tuesday.

Beretta will be the official sponsor of the complex's rental operations and pro shop. That move will nearly double the number of firearms now rented at the complex.

The deal comes in the middle of efforts to boost business by getting more people to the complex.

 

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Plans laid out for flood control on Mt. Charleston

LAS VEGAS -- The Army Corps of Engineers has outlined its plan for flood control on Mt. Charleston.

The corps said Friday it has started designing the diversion system and it hopes to have it finished by the end of September.

Once the design is finished, the U.S. Forest Service will start building the berm, which the corps hopes to have finished by the end of October, if everything goes smoothly.

Under the plan, 90 percent of the water that hits the area on the mountain above the Rainbow subdivision will be diverted. The water will flow west to the Kyle Canyon Wash.

The area has been hit hard by flash flooding after the Carpenter 1 fire destroyed natural barriers.

Coroner IDs man killed in motorcycle crash

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed in a motorcycle crash as 20-year-old Kyle Leighton Renfroe. Renfroe was riding a 2006 Yamaha R1 motorcycle southbound on Rancho Drive just before 5 p.m. Wednesday, Metro Police said.

The driver of an SUV, identified by police as Rabih Hamdan, pulled out of a parking lot onto Rancho Drive and Renfroe smashed into the side of the SUV. Hamdan was not hurt in the crash.

Renfroe was taken to University Medical Center, where he died. 







Shade structure opening over skate park

The city of Las Vegas is inviting the public to celebrate the ribbon cutting at the new shade structure at Sunny Springs Park Skate Park.

The park is located at Golden Talon Avenue and Buffalo Drive.

Dalton Taylor, a student at Cadwallader Middle School, requested the project in an email to Ward 6 Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross in May of last year. Dalton and his friends used the park frequently and he thought the shade might improve the park for everyone.

Dalton will join Ross at the ribbon cutting, which will be at 9 a.m. Saturday.