LAS VEGAS -- A birthday party early Sunday morning turned deadly after a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed.
Metro was called to a house in the area of Nellis and Lake Mead around 1 a.m. after receiving reports of someone being shot.
Police found the teen girl suffering from a gun shot wound to the head. She was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.
According to eyewitnesses, the party was for another girl celebrating her 18th birthday. The party was being held at her house. Police say there was an altercation outside of the house and the brother of the 18-year-old girl went upstairs and grabbed his shotgun went back outside and fired a shot in the air to attempt to break up the incident.