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The Latest: Police: 1 dead, 2 wounded in Henderson shooting

March 30, 2018

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a gas station convenience store in suburban Henderson (all times local):

4:20 p.m.

Police say one person is dead, two are hospitalized and a 22-year-old convenience store employee is in custody after a shooting at a gas station near a busy crossroads in Henderson.

Officer Rodrigo Pena says Rafael Valdez was arrested and will face murder and other charges in the shooting a little before 10 a.m. Friday at the business on Sunset Road west of Green Valley Parkway.

Pena says he doesn’t know what led to the shooting. He says Valdez is a store employee and at least one of the people who was shot also works there.

Pena says investigators are still at the scene, and westbound lanes of Sunset Road remain closed.

The identities of the victims weren’t immediately made public.

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12:15 p.m.

Police now say three people were shot and convenience store employee is in custody after gunfire at a gas station near a busy crossroads in Henderson.

Officer Rodrigo Pena said the three victims are hospitalized, including two in critical condition after police were called a little before 10 a.m. Friday to the business on Sunset Road west of Green Valley Parkway.

Pena corrected his earlier account that four people had been wounded.

He says the suspect is a store employee and that officers were not involved in the shooting. He says the suspect wasn’t injured.

Pena says reports that the shooting happened during a failed carjacking are not correct.

Investigators are expected to be at the scene for several hours, with Sunset Road closed.

The identities of the victims and the man who was arrested weren’t immediately made public.

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11:55 a.m.

Police say four people area wounded and a man is in custody after a shooting near a busy crossroads in Henderson.

Officer Rodrigo Pena said two victims were hospitalized in critical condition after police were called a little before 10 a.m. Friday to an address on Sunset Road west of Green Valley Parkway.

Pena says he doesn’t immediately know the extent of injuries to the other two people.

He says officers were not involved in the shooting, and the suspect wasn’t injured.

KVVU-TV Fox5 reports the shooting happened during a failed carjacking at a gas station.

The identities of the victims and the man who was arrested weren’t immediately made public.

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