LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Two people were killed Friday night as part of what police are calling an apparent murder-suicide. It happened in the central valley, near Jones Boulevard and Lake Mead Boulevard.
Police say the victim was a white woman in her late 20s, and the suspect is a white male in his mid-30s. They found the two in the home — both dead from gunshot wounds to the head.
Detectives learned through their investigation that an argument broke out between the male and female. The male then pulled out a firearm and shot the female, then shot himself.
Police received the 911 call around 7:30 p.m. from someone who has been described as a grandmother. They say she was at the home as the victim and suspect returned from a night out. There was then a domestic situation, which escalated into a physical altercation.
At that point, police say the grandmother left the home with a child who was in the home. There were four other children still in the home as the two left.
The grandmother went to a store with the child and later called to check in at the home. At that point, one of the children in the home picked up the phone, and told the grandmother the man and woman had been shot. The grandmother then called 911.
Police say none of the children were physically hurt. When they arrived on the scene, three children were outside the home, one child was with the grandmother and one was inside the home. Police say that child was sitting on the couch in the living room. That child had to be carried out by police.
Relations between the children and the man and woman have not yet been confirmed. Police say there are other biological parents involved with the children, and they are trying to sort out where the children will go.
Police say there was one prior domestic disturbance at the residence, and police believe both the victim and suspect lived at the residence.
We do not yet know the identity of the victim or suspect in the case.