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Neighborhood in Fear After Random Shootings

LAS VEGAS -- Henderson Police are on the hunt for the person or people responsible for a series of late night shootings in the community of Eastern Avenue and Windmill Parkway.

Investigators were called to three separate homes with bullets shot through car windows and into one family's home.

Three separate gun shots hit the home of Steve Hrustyk and have him wondering, ‘What if the bullets actually hit or killed someone?'

"If I would have been sitting there, I would have been dead," Hrustyk said. "It could have been my kids, could have been my wife, and somebody knows who did this."

The bullets came flying at his family's home late Sunday night around 10:30 p.m. The first bullet hit Hrustyk's mini-van then ricocheting into the garage. One of the bullets lodged itself in the wall while another bullet landed on laundry ten feet away from his wife.

Metro Investigating Incident that Left Suspect Dead

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating whether one its officers did anything wrong in an incident that ended with a home invasion suspect dying.

Last month, police say the suspect, 36-year-old Southaly Ketmany, broke into a man's house near Gilespie Street and Pebble Road.

The homeowner found the suspect sitting his underwear, watching TV and with a butcher knife in his hand. The homeowner says Ketmany threatened to kill him.

Police negotiated with Ketmany for several hours. In the end, SWAT team members entered the home and used low-lethality weapons, including a rubber rounds and a tazer. However, officers say the suspect was able to overcome those weapons. 

According to officers, Ketmany was armed with a knife and a hammer and charged them. Two officers opened fire; however, the Clark County Coroner's office told 8 News NOW Ketmany died of blunt force trauma to the head.

Fundraiser Planned for Family of Young Man Killed in Crash

Fundraiser Planned for Family of Young Man Killed in Crash

A fundraiser is planned for Saturday for the family of the young man killed in a hit-and-run accident Thursday evening.

According to Metro Police, at about 7 p.m., 19-year-old Angel Velasquez was riding a motorcycle near Sahara Avenue and Van Patten Street, when a Volkswagen ran into him. The driver of the car left the scene.

He was later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Velasquez was a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Explorer, a program for young people interested in becoming law enforcement officers. He joined the Explorer team when he was 16 years old.

His fellow Explorers will be holding a car wash to raise money for funeral expenses. The car wash will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Brake Masters on Windmill Lane and Easter Avenue.

Bowling Championship Event Comes to Henderson

Bowling Championship Event Comes to Henderson

A large sports competition hits Henderson later in August and will start its weekend with a kickoff event in Green Valley.

Henderson will host the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) World Championships from August 16-30. Its opening celebration will take place on August 16 at the Henderson Pavilion, and is free and open to the public. The event begins at 8 p.m.

The 2013 WTBA World Championships will occur at the Strike Zone Bowling Center inside Sunset Station Hotel & Casino. Admission to the tournament is $10 daily or $75 for the two-week event.

In 2011, Henderson was chosen over Abu Dhabi and Munich, Germany to host the WTBA World Championships.

For more information, visit HendersonLive.com. For ticket information, call Sunset Station’s Strike Zone Bowling Center at 547-7467.

Resident Feels 'Violated' After Drug Search

LAS VEGAS -- A raid at a home in the south part of the Las Vegas Valley led to a federal drug investigation.

Channel 8 I-Team cameras were there as federal agents and Metro's SWAT team hauled off truck-loads of evidence Wednesday night. Authorities have confirmed they served a drug-related search warrant at the home. A woman living there, 33-year-old Vanessa Siciliano, denies anything illegal is going on.

Police surrounded the outside of the house near Bermuda Road and Windmill Lane Wednesday night. U.S. Postal Service inspectors confirmed a drug-related investigation was underway.

Siciliano's boyfriend, Hamilton Hee, was seen being carried away on a stretcher. Both live in the home. 

"I was scared, I had a bunch of guns in my face and I didn't know why," Siciliano said.

She let an 8 News NOW news crew into the house Thursday. 

Crews Restricting Section of Paradise Road

Crews Restricting Section of Paradise Road

A small section of Paradise Road will be closed starting Friday.

The Clark County Water Reclamation District is restricting Paradise Road from Royal Moon Avenue to Woodwinds Way as part of field work in the area.

The center turn lane and inner northbound lane of Paradise Road will be restricted between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Friday, August 2 through August 8.

The center portion of Woodwinds Way from Paradise Road to the intersection of Big Top Drive and Serpentina Avenue will also be closed.

 

Police Investigate Drug Bust at South Central Valley Home

LAS VEGAS -- A drug bust in the south central valley has Metro Police searching for answers.

8 News NOW cameras were there when the bust happened at a home on Irwindale Avenue near East Windmill Lane and South Bermuda Road.

Metro's SWAT Team, along with U.S. Postal Service inspectors, served a drug-related search warrant.

One man was taken away from the home in an ambulance. There's no word yet on arrests or what was found in the home.

Metro Police said they should have an update Thursday.