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Attempted Carjacking Near UNLV

Campus police say a UNLV student was injured in an attempted carjacking near the university.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Lt. Patricia Cervantes says the student was pistol-whipped Saturday morning when a gunshot went off near a Best Buy near campus.

The student suffered non-life threatening injuries.

A release says the student returned to campus and sought medical attention at the Recreation and Wellness Center. The student was then transported to a Las Vegas hospital.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is leading the investigation into the incident as the incident occurred off-campus.