1 killed, 1 wounded in northeast Las Vegas shootout - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

1 killed, 1 wounded in northeast Las Vegas shootout

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Police investigate a shooting at a home in northeast Las Vegas on June 30, 2015. (Tiffany Murphy/FOX5) Police investigate a shooting at a home in northeast Las Vegas on June 30, 2015. (Tiffany Murphy/FOX5)
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Police said one person was killed and a second person was wounded in what appears to be a shootout between burglars and residents.

The shooting happened about 9 a.m. at a home in the 3800 block of King Palms Avenue, near the intersection of Alexander and Walnut roads.

According to Las Vegas Metro police investigators, a man and woman were breaking into the home when the woman was confronted by someone inside, who began shooting. The burglars returned fire. Both of the intruders were injured during the exchange.

The man took himself to North Vista Hospital to be treated, but died when he arrived, police said. The woman took herself to University Medical Center for treatment of critical injuries.

Investigators said five people, including two children, were inside the home at the time of the burglary. None of them were injured in the exchange of gunfire.

Police said they are still trying to determine if the burglars and the residents were acquainted.

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