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PD: 1 of 2 fatal shootings in Vegas on Thursday appeared accidental

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Police on the scene of a deadly shooting on Lake Mead Boulevard on Sept. 1, 2016. (Source: Roger Bryner/FOX5) Police on the scene of a deadly shooting on Lake Mead Boulevard on Sept. 1, 2016. (Source: Roger Bryner/FOX5)
Police on the scene of a deadly shooting on Lake Mead Boulevard on Sept. 1, 2016. (Source: Roger Bryner/FOX5) Police on the scene of a deadly shooting on Lake Mead Boulevard on Sept. 1, 2016. (Source: Roger Bryner/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

One of two separate deadly shooting incidents in Las Vegas on Thursday night is being investigated as an accidental discharge, according to police.

Las Vegas Metro police were called to two shootings that took place four minutes apart from each other.

In the first shooting, police said a man was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the 400 block of North Circle, near Twain Avenue and Paradise Road, at 7:57 p.m. The man was taken to Sunrise Hospital, where he died.

Police believe the man was likely shot at close range at that location. Police were still seeking a suspect and a motive in the case. The incident marked the 112th homicide in Metro's jurisdiction this year.

Meanwhile, police were called to the 900 block of West Lake Mead Boulevard at 8:01 p.m. for a shooting near basketball courts. A man was found with an apparent gunshot wound and later hospitalized. The person died at University Medical Center.

Police said the shooting appeared to be accidental, citing an interview with the person responsible of the discharge. The Clark County District Attorney's office is considering charges.

This incident marked the 113th homicide in Metro's jurisdiction this year.

Police are urging anyone with information on either incident to contact Metro's Homicide Section at 702-828-3521 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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