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Tragic Murder-Suicide Claims Innocent Young Lives: Police Report Children Among Victims

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Suspected Murder-Suicide Leaves Four Dead in Las Vegas, Nevada

A suspected murder-suicide in Las Vegas, Nevada, has left four people dead and a fifth critically injured, according to local police. Sometime early Monday, a man shot three children under the age of 14 and an adult woman before turning the gun on himself, according to the preliminary investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD).

Preliminary Findings of the Investigation

The suspect, the adult woman, and two of the children were found dead at the scene, according to LVMPD Lieutenant Robert Price. A third child was found “clinging to life” and rushed to a local hospital. Price stated during a news conference that the investigation has led LVMPD to believe the shooting was a murder-suicide. He added that at the time LVMPD could not confirm the exact relationship between the man and the victims but said there was “some sort of tie.”

A Getty image of police vehicles with flashing lights. Police in Las Vegas, Nevada, said two adults and two children are dead and another child is hospitalized after a suspected murder-suicide on December 11, 2023.
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Details of the Suspect

Price revealed that the adult male suspect was on house arrest, although no further details about the suspect or victims were provided during the press conference.

911 Call and Response

Around 10 a.m. local time, a 911 call came in requesting medical assistance at an apartment in the 7500 block of Oso Blanca Road in Las Vegas. A man, who has not been identified, came by the apartment complex to check on his brother and found several people suffering from gunshot wounds inside the home.

Public Awareness and Support

Given the tragic event, LVMPD Lieutenant Price emphasized the importance of seeking help, especially during the holiday season. He urged individuals to reach out to hotlines, friends, or family, stating that “It does not have to end like this.” Additionally, resources for mental health assistance were provided, including the Hope Means Nevada initiative and the National Alliance on Mental Health.

For in-state mental health assistance, Hope Means Nevada was developed by the Nevada Medical Center and is dedicated to raising awareness for mental health and teen suicide. To get help, text “HOME” to 741741. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The National Alliance on Mental Health, a nonprofit organization that aims to support people diagnosed with mental illness, can be reached at 1-800-950-8264.

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I earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University. He is an avid sports lover who enjoys tennis, football, and a variety of other activities. He is from Tucson, Arizona, and is a huge Cardinals supporter.

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