Robbery attempt during alleged marijuana sale leaves two shot

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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO)-- UPDATE 5-1-17: Detectives report a shooting the night of April 19, 2017 was a result of an attempted robbery during an illegal marijuana transaction.

This is a photograph of police activity in the 1000 block of Oddie Boulevard. Photo by Alyssa Bonham.

A 17-year-old who was shot remains in critical condition at Renown Regional Medical Center

The other person who was shot was released from the hospital after receiving treatment for his injuries.

Detectives have recovered the gun used in the shooting at 1084 Rock Boulevard. They say all people directly involved in the attempted robbery and the shooting have been interviewed.

Police say the identities of those involved will not be released at this time.

At this point in the investigation, police say there is no link with this shooting and the Reno Police Department’s shooting case in the 800 block of Redfield Parkway.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Sparks Police Detectives, 775-353-2225 or Secret Witness, 775-322-4900.

ORIGINAL STORY: Sparks Police say two people were taken to Renown Regional Medical Center after a shooting at Western Sun Apartments on Rock Boulevard.

Police responded to reports made around 11 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017 of two young men down and bleeding in a parking lot. They say there may be more victims who left the scene.

Lt. Greta Wayciehowsky says there was a conflict between a group of people. Police are still investigating who was involved.

If you have any information you are asked to call Secret Witness at 322-4900 or Sparks Police.


This is the scene of police activity on Rock Boulevard in Sparks. Photo by Gurajpal Sangha.
Photo courtesy KOLO viewer Alyssa Bonham


 
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