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7 shot at funeral in Las Vegas.


As a Latino stabbing victim was being buried, another Latino gunman opened fire. Seven people were shot.

From Las Vegas Sun…

Seven people were shot Wednesday evening after the funeral of a man who was stabbed to death last month on the Las Vegas Strip.

The victims were hospitalized with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening, police said. Metro Police are looking for the gunman.

Officers responded just before 7 p.m. to Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St., on the report of a shooting following the funeral of 21-year-old Andres Armando Elena. Elena died June 25 from a stab wound to the chest after an argument between two groups on the walkway between MGM Grand and New York-New York.

Police spokesman Bill Cassell said the gunman had been mingling with mourners at the funeral and appeared to be part of the group. He then pulled out a gun and began firing into the crowd.

The gunman fired multiple shots, striking seven people, including six adults and one juvenile, police said. The adults were taken to University Medical Center. The juvenile, whose age wasn’t available Wednesday night, was stabilized at North Vista Hospital, then taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

Cassell said the gunman, described only as a Hispanic man wearing a red shirt, escaped after the shooting in a vehicle similar to a 1974 Chevrolet El Camino.