LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police are on the scene of a shooting death in the east valley.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers responded early Thursday morning to the Sunset Cove apartment complex at Nellis Boulevard and Charleston Boulevard, where a woman was found with a single gunshot wound.
Metro Homicide Lt. Ray Spencer said a woman showed up outside the door of a woman she previously had a relationship with at about 4 a.m. The door was answered by a man with a handgun.
The woman pushed through the apartment door after knocking loudly. Police say the woman who entered the apartment was shot. The woman, a Black female in her early 40s, was taken to University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
Police said the shooting may have been a case of self defense, and the investigation is continuing.
Police said the woman who died was previously in a relationship with a woman who lived at the apartment.
The woman who was shot was trying to retrieve belongings.
Children were inside the apartment when the woman was shot.
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