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Authorities: Paramedics Called Coroner for Man Who Survived Gunshot

Investigators said medical care was delayed as coroner s officials were notified


 
 

Mary Manning | | Wednesday, April 22, 2009


CLARK COUNTY, Nev. -- Two Clark County paramedics are under investigation after answering a call in eastern Las Vegas where they found a man with a self-inflicted gunshot wound and thought he was dead so they didn't treat him immediately. Then the man was found to be alive but survived only two more days.

The incident happened Thursday at a mobile home park in the 5300 block of Twain Avenue in eastern Las Vegas, said Scott Allison, spokesman for the Clark County Fire Department. Paramedics arrived about 1:40 p.m. then examined the man, who had a single gunshot wound to his head and was stretched out on the ground outside a mobile home, Allison said.

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