7 injured after shooting on US 95, Horizon in Henderson

Seven people were injured Sunday after a shooting on the US 95 and Horizon in Henderson.
Published: May. 29, 2022 at 5:08 PM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - Seven people were injured after a shooting on a frequented highway in Henderson Sunday, and two are in critical condition, according to authorities.

Henderson Police said the shooting happened around 11:50 a.m. on U.S. 95 and Horizon Drive. The shooting occurred on the highway, HPD said.

Officers said six people were transported to a hospital in connection with the shooting, two of which suffered critical injuries. A seventh person transported themselves to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries, HPD said.

HPD said the suspect involved was still outstanding, as of Sunday afternoon.

The injured were transported to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

A passing driver who preferred to stay anonymous told FOX5 over social media that he saw several “bikers,” or motorcyclists, stopped near the scene.

“Just saw bikes pulled over on left against median, one rider down,” he said. “Then more bikes on right shoulder, a few cars with them.”

Spokespeople for the hospital confirmed the healthcare center was on lockdown in connection with the incident. A media rep for Sunrise said a lockdown is standard for any gunshot wound-related injury.

A mother of a baby in the NICU at sunrise, Monique Hunter, told FOX5 Sunday that she was “shuffled to the ER to ask questions,” and that she wasn’t able to see her newborn daughter in the NICU.

Sunrise spokesperson Cyndi Lundeberg told FOX5 Sunday evening, “We will be on lockdown until police give us the all clear. Lockdown means we limit points of entry and anyone entering is searched.”

She continued, “Visitors are restricted during lockdown. The reason for the lockdown during events like this is in case there is retaliation. We secure the hospital to protect our patients and our colleagues inside so we can continue care.”

U.S. 95 was closed from Horizon to Boulder Highway as well as Horizon from Pacific to U.S. 95 as police investigated.

The highway reopened, however, just before 6 p.m. Sunday.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.