Las Vegas Homeless Encampment: Two Arrested for Night of Terror

Las Vegas, NV – Two individuals have been taken into custody on charges of murder and other offenses related to a shooting in a homeless encampment in Las Vegas that resulted in the deaths of two people and the injury of three others, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

The motive behind the deadly Dec. 1 shooting at an intersection near the east Las Vegas neighborhood was not disclosed by the police in their recent statement.

The police department identified the two arrested individuals as Cristobal Perez, 31, and Kylee Au Young, 21, who were both taken into custody on Thursday.

Police Lieutenant Jason Johansson described the shooting as a “targeted attack” following a dispute between Perez and a relative in the area, as reported by NBC affiliate KSNV of Las Vegas.

Perez faces two counts of open murder and three counts of attempted murder, while Au Young is charged with two counts of open murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder.

According to online court records, there is no attorney listed for either Perez or Au Young at this time.

The police department is urging anyone with information about the shooting to come forward and contact the authorities.