A man was killed in the desert northwest of Las Vegas early Monday in what police described as a target shooting accident.
David Elliot Ferreira, 29, died at the Mud Hills shooting area, according to the Clark County coroner’s office.
area east of U.S. Highway 95 and north of Corn Creek Road, about
halfway between the turnoffs to Mount Charleston, has long served as an
impromptu range for target shooters.
sympathies go out to the family,” said Jennifer Haley, a temporary
spokeswoman for the monument. “We never like to see this sort of thing
happen on land that we manage.”
The shooting happened about 12:30
a.m. when a bullet ricocheted from a target or rock and struck Ferreira,
according to Las Vegas police. Two friends who were with Ferreira tried
to save him, but he died in the desert.