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Man kills himself at Las Vegas valley Wal-Mart

A man shot and killed himself inside a Wal-Mart near Nellis Air Force Base early Saturday morning.

Las Vegas police said the man walked into the sporting goods area of the Wal-Mart Supercenter at 4350 N. Nellis Blvd. near Las Vegas Boulevard about 6:15 a.m. with his own gun.

He walked around the store for a few minutes and then shot himself in the head, police Lt. Sasha Ann Larkin said.

“He never pointed it at anyone or threatened anyone,” she said.

It’s unclear why the man chose Wal-Mart. Larkin said the preliminary investigation indicated that no employees had ever seen the man.

“Detectives might find out more information,” she said.

The Clark County coroner’s office will identify the man after his family is notified.

Contact reporter Mike Blasky at mblasky@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0283. Follow @blasky on Twitter.

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