LAS VEGAS (KXNT) – Investigators were trying to piece together what led to the shooting of a homeless man left to die in front of a Las Vegas cemetery early Thursday, according to authorities.

Officers arrived in the area near Woodlawn Cemetery near East Owens Avenue and North Las Vegas Boulevard to find the man on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the chest, a Las Vegas Metro Police statement reported. The victim was rushed to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. The identity of the victim was not immediately released pending notifications.

LVMPD Homicide Section detectives said they had not identified any possible suspects as well as any motive behind the killing.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521 or via email at



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