A man shot and killed himself in public Monday, Las Vegas police said.
Police responded about 1 p.m. to a call on the 500 block of South 11th Street downtown, near East Clark Avenue, the Metropolitan Police Department said.
Callers who notified police were “trying to protect the kids from the crime scene,” Metro spokeswoman Laura Meltzer said. The suicide occurred near an apartment complex.
No other details were immediately available.
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WARNING SIGNS OF SUICIDE
Signs of suicide can include changes in conversation, behavior and mood, according to the AmericanAssociation of Suicidology. If a person talks about being a burden to others and feeling trapped; if a person starts acting recklessly or withdrawing from friends, family and activities; if a person starts experiencing rage, anxiety, or a loss of interest — among other factors — reach out to the person or seek help.
For more information, visit www.suicidology.org/resources/warning-signs. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), provides access to trained telephone counselors, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.