PAHRUMP, Nev. (KLAS) — A 19-year-old Pahrump man is facing attempted murder charges after he fired a shotgun into a car injuring two people, including a minor victim.
Nye County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a shooting near Vicki Ann Road and Jeane Avenue in Pahrump on Saturday, Jan. 22, just before 1:30 p.m., Lt. Adam Tippetts said.
The shootings took place between several people in two vehicles and there was an ongoing dispute between two people, officials said.
Casey Boughton, 19, of Pahrump, is charged with firing his AR-15 rifle from his car at a Chevy Suburban, killing two victims.
Detectives said Boughton gave the gun to a friend after the shooting. Boughton and the victims of the vehicle went to the hospital. It is unclear how Boughton was injured in the altercation.
In addition to facing charges of attempted murder, Casey faces charges of child abuse resulting in significant bodily harm, discharging a firearm into the structure of the vehicle, battery with a deadly weapon, obstruction and destruction of evidence.
He is being held in the Nye County Detention Center on $111,000 bail.
The deputies did not indicate the age of the youngster, saying only that he was a “minor”.
Both victims are recovering from gunshot wounds.
Charges against others involved are pending further investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call 775-751-7000 or email [email protected]