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Police investigate 6 homicides during violent Fourth of July weekend

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) –While we’ve had loads to have a good time this vacation weekend, legislation enforcement has remained very busy. Authorities are investigating the sixth homicide within the valley over the previous three days.

“It used to be nice around here, but now with the shootings, I have to go,” stated Machelle Wiggins, a resident of the neighborhood the place Monday’s taking pictures occurred.

On Monday, one man lost his life right here within the northeast valley neighborhood after being shot. Metro has not confirmed any additional particulars, however a bit of the neighborhood was blocked off for hours. That taking pictures occurred within the 6900 block of Mendon Lane, close to E. Lake Mead Boulevard and Hollywood Boulevard.

On Sunday, North Las Vegas police say seven folks had been injured in a shootout that left two males lifeless on Helen Avenue, close to the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Carey Avenue.

Prior to that, three totally different incidents occurred on Saturday. Leaving three folks lifeless.

Wiggins says it’s not a protected place for her or her grandkids anymore.

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As for the development this weekend, folks throughout the valley really feel that the vacation weekend mixed with the lifting of Covid restrictions have made folks lash out.

“I think the pandemic restrictions being lighter than in the past few months may have something to do with it,” stated Isaiah Higgans.

“People were cooped up for so long and now they are getting out and getting crazy for the holiday, so people are drinking more,” stated Wallace Smith.

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