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UPDATE: Police searching for suspects after check cashing employee is shot and killed

UPDATE: Police searching for suspects after check cashing employee is shot and killed

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A woman was shot on Thursday morning in front of a check cashing store on Jones Bouelvard near Vegas Drive. Breaking news. Lesley Marin reporting.

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – UPDATE 6:30 P.M.: Police continue their search for two suspects they say allegedly shot and killed an employee at a checks cashing business Thursday.

As of 5 p.m., investigators still had the businesses blocked off and were seen combing through evidence to find out what could have led to the shooting of an innocent female employee.

“It’s kind of worrisome because I know them,” said customer Rosie Perez.

Perez said she knew all three women that worked behind the counter at the X Express Cashed Checks store near Vegas and Jones.

Although, she could not confirm the woman killed, she did say she had seen bullet holes through the wall of the store before.

“There’s like a bullet hole right there and I asked her what happened and she said oh we got shot,” Perez explained.

People and businesses in the area were on high alert Thursday night as police have yet to make an arrest in the shooting.

“It’s gut wrenching, I mean, who knew when she went to work this morning that she wasn’t even going to make it to punch in,” said Denis Martin, who frequently visits the shopping center.

UPDATE AT 1:05 P.M.: Police said the woman who died was around 40 years old and was opening the Checks Cashed store when she was shot.

According to police, two people in either their late teens or early 20s fled the scene wearing all black. 

Police say woman killed was employee at the Checks Cashed store around 40 years old. Was opening store when she was shot @KTNV

— Lesley Marin (@lesleymarin) January 11, 2018

Police say 2 suspects got away. Did not have description, but said both suspects were late teens/ early 20’s. Wearing all black @KTNV

— Lesley Marin (@lesleymarin) January 11, 2018

UPDATE AT 12:10 P.M. Las Vegas police say the woman has died. Homicide detectives are taking over the investigation. 

The Clark County coroner will identify the deceased after relatives have been notified. 

ORIGINAL STORY

 

At 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Las Vegas police say a shooting took place in front of a check cashing business on 1141 N. Jones Boulevard, near Vegas Drive.

When the call came through to dispatchers, all they were able to hear was a person moaning. They eventually located a woman suffering from gunshot wounds near Checks Cashed.

The woman has been transported to University Medical Center and her condition is unknown. There’s no information on the suspect at this time.

Southbound Jones Boulevard is closed in the area as shell casings were found on the street.

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