Police: Killing of woman investigated as gang crime

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Reno Police confirm to KOLO 8 News Now the killing of a woman near a park is being investigated as gang-related, with the Regional Gang Unit on the case. The body was found near Dick Taylor Memorial Park in Reno, just east of the UNR campus.

Reno Police responded to the scene around 6:00 p.m. Sunday, February 4, 2018 after several reports of shots fired. Officers found the body of 35-year-old Kendra Lethco on the sidewalk near the intersection of Bartlett Street and Beech Street. Police say she had been shot.

Those streets were closed well into Monday morning as forensic teams scoured the scene, but have reopened.

According to police, a second victim with severe injuries, believed to be associated with the incident, was taken to a hospital by friends.

So far, police do not have any suspect information to release.

If you know anything about this crime, you're asked to call Reno Police or Secret Witness at 322-4900.