Coroner identifies teenage boys killed in apparent murder-suicide at home

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Coroner identified Kevin Figueroa, 15, and Alex Figueroa, 17, as the two boys found dead following a domestic shooting Friday night. It happened in the 3900 block of Chasing Heart Way, near Nellis and Craig.

At around 10:30 p.m., dispatchers received a 911 call, in which gunfire could be heard in the background. The caller said her father was in the house shooting.

When Metro officers arrived on scene, they found a teenage girl climbing out of a window at the residence. She told police her father, later identified as 45-year-old Alejandro Figueroa, was firing shots and her brothers were both still inside.

The SWAT team arrived on scene and entered the home, finding the father dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The two teenage boys were also found dead from gunshot wounds.

Police say the man’s wife was not home at the time of the shooting.

The investigation by Metro Homicide detectives indicates that Figueroa had been drinking and handling a firearm. Figueroa accidentally discharged the gun which led to the 911 call.

Police say Figueroa became upset and shot the victims before turning the firearm on himself.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact Metro’s Homicide Section by phone at (702) 828-3521, or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at (702) 385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

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