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Police probing deaths of 4 in Nevada home as murder-suicide

September 22, 2018

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Police in the Las Vegas-area city of Henderson say they are investigating as a murder-suicide the apparent shooting deaths of a man, a woman and two boys, ages 15 and 5, whose bodies were found in a burning home.

The names of the dead were not immediately made public by the Clark County coroner.

Henderson police Lt. Kirk Moore said Friday they were found Thursday evening after officers arriving to neighbors’ reports of gunshots found the house on fire.

Firefighters quickly doused flames and discovered the bodies. Moore said it did not appear that fire caused the deaths.

The relationship between the four was not disclosed. Moore told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that it looked like the 27-year-old man killed the 35-year-old woman, the two children and then himself.

The modest two-story home is in a residential tract off Interstate 11 in southeastern Henderson, a suburban city of about 300,000 people some 15 miles (24 kilometers) southeast of downtown Las Vegas.

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