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The Latest: Child found, dad still sought in Vegas shooting

March 7, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the search for a child and his father after a shooting at a Las Vegas apartment (all times local):

2:55 p.m.

Police say a child has been found but authorities are still looking for his father in the shooting of a neighbor at an apartment in Las Vegas.

Police Officer Aden OcampoGomez said Wednesday he had no additional information about the recovery of the 2-year-old boy who had been sought along with 26-year-old Amir Abdul-Rahim.

Lt. David Gordon says the shooting happened late Tuesday after Abdul-Rahim was involved in a dispute at the door of an apartment where the boy lives with his mother.

Gordon says the neighbor who was shot was taken to a hospital in critical condition. His name wasn’t made public.

Police say the neighbor was not involved in the altercation but tried to intervene.


8 a.m.

Police in Las Vegas say they are looking for a man who shot a neighbor and fled with a child.

Police say 26-year-old Amir Abdul-Rahim shot the neighbor Tuesday night at an apartment complex. They say he then took his 2-year-old son from the apartment where the toddler lives with his mother.

Lt. David Gordon says the shooting happened after Abdul-Rahim knocked on the apartment’s door and had a dispute, possibly involving the custody of a child.

Gordon says the neighbor who was shot was not involved in the altercation and was just trying to intervene. Gordon says the man is in critical condition at a hospital.

Police say anyone with information about Abdul-Rahim’s whereabouts should contact authorities. They say Abdul-Rahim should be considered armed and should not be approached.

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