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Suspected murder-suicide reported in northwest Las Vegas

Updated February 2, 2022 - 4:31 pm

A man and woman were found dead Wednesday in what police suspect was a murder-suicide in northwest Las Vegas.

According to Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Ray Spencer, a man who lives on the 5100 block of Cutty Way, near West Gowan Road and North Decatur Boulevard, told police that he found two relatives, a man and woman in their 50s whom he lives with, shot to death Wednesday morning.

The man told police he heard two loud bangs Tuesday night, but he suspected the dogs made the noise. When he went to check on his relatives Wednesday morning, Spencer said, the man found them both dead in the master bedroom.

Spencer declined to provide further information on a motive or the relationship of the three residents.

“I urge anybody who’s going through any type of stress to reach out,” Spencer said. “There’s resources out there. … There’s free counseling out there to prevent situations like we’re out here investigating today.”

Wednesday’s deaths were the second murder-suicide case Metro has investigated in the past week. On Saturday, a woman and her baby boy were found shot to death in a car parked near Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255, provides access to trained telephone counselors, 24/7. The Crisis Text Line is a free, national service available 24/7. Text HOME to 741741.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at sschnur@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

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