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May 4, 2015

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Gunman commits suicide after shooting 2 people, police say

A man killed one person and injured another before shooting himself at his apartment following a standoff with North Las Vegas Police Tuesday night, authorities said.

Police received reports of gunshots about 8:30 p.m. in the 3100 block of Plumwood Lane, near Cheyenne Avenue and Pecos Road, Officer Chrissie Coon of the North Las Vegas Police Department said.

Coon said an investigation indicated that a man had been arguing with a woman just outside her apartment when he pulled out a gun. He shot the woman and a man standing near her, Coon said.

The man was pronounced dead on the scene; the 42-year-old woman was taken to University Medical Center, where she was in stable condition, Coon said.

The gunman ran to his apartment in the 3100 block of Orangewood Lane before police arrived, Coon said.

After several hours, SWAT officers entered the apartment and found the suspect had shot and killed himself, Coon said.

The relationship between the victims and the shooter is unknown, Coon said.

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  1. Yeah! More guns...that's the answer if you want higher rates of death and long term injury that is.

  2. This is getting out of hand...

  3. To my fellow bloggers,

    I especially like it when someone posts a comment on alleged "gun crimes." In 38 years of law enforcement work, I have never arrested a gun for a crime. I also have never arrested a car for injuring or killing someone and a lot of injuries and death are associated with automobiles. I just can't wait until someone calls possession or use of a gun or an automobile a "disease". People injure or kill other People, not inanimate objects. Try and think of it in those terms and suggest solutions on that basis, it will lessen the pain for you. Just an old cop reflecting,


  4. Guns are great. It's human beings that are weak. As eluded to above, guns don't kill people...people kill people.

  5. Oddly enough Mark Schaffer hasn't called for a ban on bridges after The Mike O'Callaghan -- Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge became a popular jumping spot.