LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police are conducting an investigation after a woman was shot and killed Monday morning in the Summerlin area.
It happened in the 2600 block of South Pavilion Center Drive, near Sahara Avenue and the 215 Beltway.
Authorities initially reported that the victim was injured, but later sent an update stating they are investigating the incident as a homicide.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Lieutenant Ray Spencer said officers received a 911 call at 9:49 a.m. from a man who said he had shot his daughter.
Officers arrived on the scene and found a woman “in her late 20s suffering from multiple gunshot wounds,” Lt. Spencer said. The woman was transported to University Medical Center Trauma where she was later pronounced dead.
“We have a white male who in his early 60s who is the father of the deceased currently detained. He is being interviewed by detectives,” Lt. Spencer said.
The man and his daughter lived together in the apartment where the shooting occurred. Spencer said there were some initial claims of self-defense but the shooting investigation is still in its early stages.