Family identifies 17-year-old killed after red light shootout in North Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) —
North Las Vegas police are looking for a killer after a red light shootout killed a 17-year-old boy.
The victim's family identified him to News 3 as Clemente Medina Jr.
The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. Saturday night at Civic Center Drive and Evans Avenue, just a couple miles away from the victim's home.
Police say Medina stopped at a red light when a dark-colored Sedan pulled up next to him. Officers say the teen exchanged words with the driver of the Sedan before they started firing at each other.
Some people who live near the intersection say they heard it all unfold.
"We just heard like four gunshots and then a pause and more shots. It sounded like a different gun but I’m not sure, it was just like 7 shots," said Karina Gomez, who lives in the house on the corner of the intersection.
After the shots were fired Medina lost control of his pickup and crashed into a tree, that’s when witnesses rushed to his aid.
"There was a truck that went into the divider because I guess the guy was not conscious, and everybody went to help, the neighbors they all went," said Gomez.
Paramedics rushed the teen to UMC where he died shortly after getting there.
Police have not made any arrests and they are asking anyone with information to call NLVPD at (701) 633-9111, if you want to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.
Medina's family says they'll remember him, as a son, an uncle, a brother and the type of person who always put his family first.