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Shooting on North Wells considered gang related

By ThisIsReno
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The shooting of a male in the 1700 block of North Wells Avenue is being investigated by the Reno Police Department as a gang-related crime.

Officers of the Reno Police Department and the Regional Gang Unit responded to the scene after receiving several calls of shots fired. They found a male victim who suffered a single gunshot wound to his leg. The wound was non life-threatening, and the victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment and later released. No other injuries have been reported at this time.

The initial investigation revealed that the victim was walking north on Wells with a group when approached by unknown suspects. After a brief exchange of words, one of the suspects produced a handgun and began firing at the group. The suspects fled the scene and are still at large.

Officers of the Regional Gang Unit are investigating this incident as a gang-related crime. The investigation is ongoing, and the Regional Gang Unit is asking anyone who may have information to contact it directly or through Secret Witness.

The Regional Gang Unit comprises officers from Reno and Sparks Police, School Police, and a deputy from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone having any information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact Secret Witness at 322-4900 or the Regional Gang Unit directly at 334-3852.