Five homeless people shot in Las Vegas

Metropolitan police investigate the scene of a shooting on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, in Las Vegas. Five homeless people were shot, Friday, one of them fatally, and police were searching for a lone suspect, authorities said. (Ellen Schmidt  /Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
Metropolitan police investigate the scene of a shooting on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, in Las Vegas. Five homeless people were shot, Friday, one of them fatally, and police were searching for a lone suspect, authorities said. (Ellen Schmidt /Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Five homeless people were shot Friday in Las Vegas, one of them fatally, and police were searching for a lone suspect, authorities said.

The shooting occurred around 5:30 p.m. near a freeway overpass in the northeastern part of the city, according to Las Vegas police.

A police commander initially said two were killed, but Las Vegas Metro Police Department spokesperson Jason Johansson later said at a briefing that one man in his 50s was pronounced dead and another was in critical condition, while three others were in stable condition.

"Right now we are trying to figure out what exactly happened during the shooting, the information we have is kind of conflicting," Johansson said.

photo Metropolitan police investigate the scene of a shooting on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, in Las Vegas. Five homeless people were shot, Friday, one of them fatally, and police were searching for a lone suspect, authorities said. (Ellen Schmidt /Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
photo Metropolitan police investigate the scene of a shooting on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, in Las Vegas. Five homeless people were shot, Friday, one of them fatally, and police were searching for a lone suspect, authorities said. (Ellen Schmidt /Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
photo A shopping cart sits behind police tape at the scene of a shooting on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, in Las Vegas. Five homeless people were shot, Friday, one of them fatally, and police were searching for a lone suspect, authorities said. (Ellen Schmidt /Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
photo Metropolitan police investigate the scene of a shooting on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, in Las Vegas. Five homeless people were shot, Friday, one of them fatally, and police were searching for a lone suspect, authorities said. (Ellen Schmidt /Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
photo The eastbound ramp to US 95 South at Charleston Boulevard is closed while Metropolitan police investigate the scene of a shooting on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, in Las Vegas. Five homeless people were shot, Friday, one of them fatally, and police were searching for a lone suspect, authorities said. (Ellen Schmidt /Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
photo Metropolitan police investigate the scene of a shooting on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, in Las Vegas. Five homeless people were shot, Friday, one of them fatally, and police were searching for a lone suspect, authorities said. (Ellen Schmidt /Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
photo Metropolitan police investigate the scene of a shooting on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, in Las Vegas. Five homeless people were shot, Friday, one of them fatally, and police were searching for a lone suspect, authorities said. (Ellen Schmidt /Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
photo Metropolitan police investigate the scene of a shooting on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, in Las Vegas. Five homeless people were shot, Friday, one of them fatally, and police were searching for a lone suspect, authorities said. (Ellen Schmidt /Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
photo Metropolitan police investigate the scene of a shooting on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, in Las Vegas. Five homeless people were shot, Friday, one of them fatally, and police were searching for a lone suspect, authorities said. (Ellen Schmidt /Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)