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Arrest Made in Shooting Death of 17-Year-Old

LAS VEGAS -- A 19-year-old man is facing charges including murder in the shooting death of a teen girl at a weekend birthday party.

Alexander Nestor Portillo is charged with killing 17-year-old Priscilla Castillo-Roque at a home near Nellis and Lake Mead just after midnight Saturday.

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Witnesses told police, that during the party, Portillo fired off a shotgun once into the air to break up a fight among partygoers. According to the Arrest Report, one witness said when Portillo returned to his upstairs bedroom he fired a shot into the floor and it hit the girl, who was downstairs, in the head. 

Police say Portillo fled from the home and was found hiding at the home of fellow gang members.

Teen Dies After Being Shot at a House Party Friday Night

LAS VEGAS - Metro Police are investigating an apparent gang shooting near Sandyfalls and Vegas Valley that resulted in a teen girl dying.

Police say the victim is a 17-year-old girl, who was shot in the head Friday night. The girl was transported to the hospital where she later died.

Authorities say some of the witnesses to the shooting may have gang affiliation. Police originally believed it was a drive-by shooting at a house party. However, they say they are receiving different stories from several witnesses.

Neighbors in the area remain on edge after the shooting. "It's a little disturbing, because my wife is pregnant right now," neighbor Brandon Katon said. "To live in this neighborhood and to know that somebody out your back door possibly got shot, it's unsettling. You have no idea what's going on around you. You think you can be safe, but you never know."

Teen Shot and Killed at Friend's Birthday Party

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.