Man shoots himself outside Las Vegas Mormon Temple

A 26-year-old man shot himself at the Las Vegas Mormon Temple Tuesday night, Las Vegas police said.

The man walked into the courtyard of the temple, located at 827 Temple View Drive near Bonanza Road and Hollywood Boulevard, about 6:30 p.m., where he shot and killed himself, police said.

Police had received calls from the man’s family with concerns that he was going to the temple to kill himself, Lt. Mark Reddon said.

When officers arrived, they found the man dead in the courtyard, Reddon said.

Police said that though there was a service in progress, it appeared the man waited until he was alone to shoot himself.

The temple has scheduled services from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, and then from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Reddon said the temple was not evacuated because there was no threat, but they did shut down any remaining services.

The Clark County coroner’s office will release the identity of the man pending notification of next of kin.

Contact reporter Colton Lochhead at clochhead@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-4638.


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