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Man killed in shooting near downtown Las Vegas, suspect on the loose

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas Metro police are investigating a homicide of a 29-year-old man near downtown Las Vegas Monday afternoon.

Police called to a shooting shortly before 2 p.m. to 915 Morgan Avenue near Washington Avenue and J St.

During a news conference, the male victim and suspect had an altercation before the shooting in front of the location, Las Vegas police Lt. Dave Valenta said.

The victim died at the scene.

Authorities describe the suspect as a male with dreadlocks.

The victim did not live in the area.

No other details were immediately available.

Las Vegas Metro police are investigating a homicide near downtown Las Vegas Monday afternoon.

Police are urging anyone with any information to call Metro’s Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.