NORTH LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- A 49-year old man suspected of shooting two women was found dead inside a North Las Vegas home after a five-hour standoff with police, according to the North Las Vegas Police Department.
The standoff happened at a home in the 2000 block of Cardigan Avenue, near Gowan Road and Clayton Street, and involved six people.
North Las Vegas Police received a call from a 24-year old woman around 9 p.m. Tuesday night, who told them she had been shot but had managed to run to a neighbor’s home. When police responded, they found that three more people had escaped the home, including two teenagers who were found hiding on the roof.
Police also found a 42-year old woman who had been shot multiple times inside the home. She was taken to University Medical Center, where she was listed in critical condition as of Wednesday morning. The woman who made the original phone call did not receive any life-threatening injuries, according to police.
After transporting the 42-year old shooting victim to safety, police then retreated from the home. They believed a 67-year old man was still inside and had access to multiple guns.
Close to five hours later, around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, they entered the home again and found the 67-year old man dead.
A preliminary investigation, according to a North Las Vegas news release, revealed an argument began between the man and his wife. During the argument, their 24-year-old daughter tried to intervene. The man pulled out a firearm and allegedly shot his daughter then turned the gun on his wife.
Their two teenage children fled to the roof when they heard shooting occur and were uninjured. There was also an elderly man in the home at the time of the shooting. He was not injured and was able to escape before police arrived. All six family members involved were residents of this home.
The Clark County coroner’s office will release the man’s identification after official notification of next of kin.