A man and a woman were found slain Monday night inside a central valley apartment, Las Vegas police said.
The names of the deceased were not released.
Monday’s slayings marked a rare instance in which police investigate a shooting with multiple fatalities that isn’t a murder-suicide.
Homicide Lt. Lew Roberts said that at 7:22 p.m., police were informed that multiple gunshots were being fired at the Sunflower Apartments, 1500 E. Fremont St., near 15th Street.
As of 9 p.m., homicide detectives had not yet entered the second-floor apartment because they hadn’t secured the proper warrant. Because of that, no details about the victims were released.
Roberts said the relationship of the two victims was unknown.
Police tape marked off the perimeter of the complex Monday night. A Metropolitan Police Department helicopter spotlighted the streets below as investigators searched for possible suspects.
Roberts said two Hispanic men wearing dark pants and shirts were seen fleeing east in a black truck. At least four gunshots were heard by residents at the complex, Roberts said.
"We do believe there will be witnesses to this event," Roberts said.
Anyone with information on the shootings is urged to call the Las Vegas police Homicide Section at 828-3521 or Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.
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