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Married couple found dead in suspected murder-suicide in North Las Vegas

Updated April 1, 2023 - 9:11 pm

A married couple was found fatally shot Saturday afternoon in what police said was a murder-suicide in North Las Vegas.

A man and woman both in their 40s were found dead around 4 p.m. in the 600 block of East Hammer Lane, near East Ann Road and North Fifth Street, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Jason Johansson said Saturday night.

Johansson said the shooting occurred Saturday, based on what witnesses told police about hearing gunshots.

An investigation by the department’s homicide section indicated the woman had recently separated from her husband, according to a Metro release issued Sunday evening.

Police believe that the woman was bringing some medication to her husband at his North Las Vegas residence, and the husband shot her and then himself, the Metro release said.

The Clark County coroner’s office will release the identification of both, as well as the cause and manner of death.

Las Vegas police responded to the North Las Vegas address because the property was in an unincorporated part of the city.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact Metro’s homicide section at 702-828-3521, or at homicide@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

If you’re thinking about suicide, or are worried about a friend or loved one, help is available 24/7 by calling or texting the Lifeline network at 988. Live chat is available at 988lifeline.org.

Contact David Wilson at dwilson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @davidwilson_RJ on Twitter.

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