Police: 7 wounded outside Las Vegas mortuary

AP News
Posted: Jul 07, 2011 4:22 AM
Police: 7 wounded outside Las Vegas mortuary

A gunman opened fire on mourners outside a Las Vegas funeral home, wounding seven people before fleeing in a car, police said.

All the victims were hospitalized after Wednesday's shooting with injuries that were not life-threatening, according to police.

The suspect opened fire outside Palm Mortuary after a funeral just before 7 p.m.

Police spokesman Bill Cassell told the Las Vegas Sun that the shooter was mixing with mourners before he pulled out a gun and started firing.

Cassell said six adults and one juvenile were wounded. No names or ages were released.

Police are looking for the suspect, described as a Hispanic man wearing a red shirt, and investigating if the attack was gang related.

The funeral service was held for 21-year-old Andrews Armando Elena, who was stabbed to death on the Las Vegas Strip on June 25.

While the attacker appeared to be acting alone, Cassell said it's not clear if he used a getaway driver.

Calls to police by The Associated Press were not immediately returned.

A Palm Mortuary spokeswoman had no information on the shooting.


Information from: Las Vegas Sun, http://www.lasvegassun.com