In an incident in Las Vegas on Friday, five homeless individuals fell victim to a shooting, resulting in two fatalities. The tragedy unfolded around 5:30 p.m. near a freeway overpass in the northeastern part of the city, as reported by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Mark Lourenco.

All victims were unhoused, with two losing their lives, and three sustaining non-life-threatening injuries.

While the authorities actively pursued a lone suspect, the incident raised concerns about the safety of the unhoused population. Lt. Lourenco emphasized that they believe this to be an isolated event, quelling fears of an active shooter situation. However, as of the latest update, the suspect remained at large.

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This grim occurrence follows a similar pattern of violence against homeless individuals, with police in Los Angeles announcing their search for a suspect responsible for fatal shootings in separate incidents last month. The incidents highlight the vulnerability of unhoused individuals and the pressing need for measures to ensure their safety in urban environments.

-The story is being updated-