Hawaii woman identified as victim in fatal Las Vegas mall shooting
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Authorities have identified a 66-year-old Hawaii woman as the victim of a fatal shooting at a Las Vegas shopping mall on New Year’s Eve.
Officials said Clarice Yamaguchi, of Waipahu, died after a botched robbery at the Fashion Show Mall.
Two men have been arrested in connection with the shooting.
They are also believed to be the suspects in a second fatal shooting on the same day.
Las Vegas police said the shooting at the mall’s parking garage happened about 1:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Witnesses said a man got out of a car, approached the victim and tried to rob her.
The suspect then fired, hitting the victim, before fleeing with a second suspect.
In a news conference Friday, police said the victim was with her husband and were just exiting their vehicle when they were approached by the suspect.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
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