A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot at a birthday party near the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday night.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police (LVMPD), at around 9:17 p.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting in a fifth-floor room of a hotel on the 200 block of Flamingo Road near Koval Lane. When officers arrived, they found a 17-year-old inside the room with a gunshot wound.

The teenager was taken to Sunrise Hospital, where he later died.

Police say there was a birthday party for an 18-year-old in the room, and as the night wore on more and more uninvited people showed up.

An argument began which led to a shootout. The suspect left the scene before officers arrived and no arrests were made, police said. The only description police had of the suspect was a black male in dark clothing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521 or by email at [email protected]. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or online at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

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