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Person Dead in Northwest Las Vegas Shooting
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LAS VEGAS -- A man was shot to death Thursday in a confrontation with another man. Police think the shooter wanted revenge after a fight on Wednesday.

It happened just before 11:00 a.m. Jones and Alta. Officers arrived on scene and found the victim, who family members say is 41-year-old Edward Wernicke, brother of mayoral candidate Anthony Wernicke, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to University Medical Center's trauma unit in critical condition, but he later died.

There are two suspects, but police say only one shooter. A few blocks away, police staked out a street thinking the people involved were hiding there. But after talking with the homeowner, they learned that wasn't the case.

"He advised that there was nobody at that residence. That person is cooperating with us and we determined that (the suspects is) still out there," said Metro Homicide Lt. Lew Roberts.

Paul Blunt and his girlfriend watched as officers swarmed their neighborhood. He says there was a fist fight involving the victim Wednesday night. Police believe the suspects came looking for him to finish it.

Both suspects are described as white men. The shooter is about 5 feet 8 inches tall with a heavy build. If you know anything, call police.

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