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January 22, 2018

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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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