LAS VEGAS (AP) — Homicides are down in Nevada’s Clark County within the first half of this yr, however authorities say gun violence and home killings stay an actual concern.
The Las Vegas Evaluate-Journal reported Sunday that at the least eight folks had been killed due to home violence within the metro space within the first six months of this yr.
Throughout Clark County, 89 folks have been killed between Jan. 1 and June 30 together with 74 deaths that had been investigated by the Las Vegas Metro Police.
The Evaluate-Journal mentioned police throughout all departments within the county investigated three mass shootings within the first half of this yr.
At the least 30 homicides within the county concerned males killed throughout a combat with one other man.
“Perceived disrespect related to social media and in-person preventing has grow to be a major problem,” Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo informed the Evaluate-Journal. “As an alternative of reacting with their phrases and ft and palms, now they’re reacting with weapons, and that could be a disturbing development.”
County authorities had investigated 104 killings by July 1, 2012 — 15 greater than this yr.
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