facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

40 witness shooting of boy, none talking

Jan. 17, 2013 at 1:45 PM   |   Comments

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Police in Las Vegas say at least 40 people witnessed the shooting-death of a 14-year-old boy, but no one has come forward.

The shooting of Haji Mohamud happened early Saturday after a party outside a Las Vegas apartment complex, the Las Vegas Sun reported.

Metro Police Lt. Ray Steiber Wednesday pleaded for witnesses to come forward.

"There are people out there -- who were there -- that know exactly what happened ... and who killed a 14-year-old boy," Steiber said. "There's parents out there who may have overheard their children talking about what occurred that night. ... We're asking for anybody with information to come forward and help your community."

Steiber said police know Mohamud was attending a birthday party, during which some of the approximately 100 guests became rowdy and the host asked everyone to leave.

As Mohamud and other guests stepped outside, 20 bullets were fired. Mohamud was hit in the head and died. An 18-year-old man was injured in the incident.

Steiber said as many as three gunmen were involved in the shooting.

"I think there is information being withheld," Steiber said. "It's hard for me to believe that over 40 people were there -- and at one point over 100 -- but nobody saw anything."

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Six Flags fight leaves boy critically injured, may have been organized on Twitter Six Flags fight leaves boy critically injured, may have been organized on Twitter
2
Body of missing Realtor Beverly Carter found Body of missing Realtor Beverly Carter found
3
One shot in Albemarle High School shooting, shooter in custody One shot in Albemarle High School shooting, shooter in custody
4
Patient admitted to hospital with potential Ebola virus Patient admitted to hospital with potential Ebola virus
5
$900,000 Porsche Spyder catches fire at gas station $900,000 Porsche Spyder catches fire at gas station
Trending News
x
Feedback