Family of 5 dead after quadruple murder-suicide in northwest Las Vegas Valley; police release identities of four victims
In what the Metropolitan Police Department called “a tragedy for this community,” a family of five died in a quadruple murder-suicide in the northwest valley Wednesday night.
Three of the dead were children, shot by their father inside a bedroom within the family’s apartment sometime Wednesday. The father also killed the children’s mother — his wife — in public, outside of a Walgreens at 6101 W. Lake Mead Blvd., near the Jones Boulevard intersection.
It’s unclear whom he killed first — the woman or the children — but the man ultimately killed himself inside the same bedroom he killed his children, according to family. SWAT found the four dead from gunshot wounds, together, inside the room sometime after 10 p.m.
Thursday morning, the Clark County coroner’s office identified four of the people killed.