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Shooting in north Las Vegas leaves 5 people dead, teen injured

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The North Las Vegas Police Department confirmed that a man who fatally shot five people and critically injured a 13-year-old girl at an apartment complex near Las Vegas killed himself. The suspected shooter, 57-year-old Eric Adams, died by suicide on Tuesday morning after he was confronted by officers.

North Las Vegas Police officers responded to a reported shooting at about 10 p.m. at the apartment complex at 370 Casa Norte Drive between Commerce Street and Craig Ranch Park. Per local news outlet 8 News Now, police initially found two women dead while investigating reports of a shooting; one of them was in her early 40s and the other in her late 50s, according to the department. While officers were investigating,  a 13-year-old girl was also found in the apartment and transported to the hospital in critical condition. Authorities later discovered the bodies of two women in their mid-20s and a man in his early 20s in a nearby apartment; all five victims were killed by gunshot.

A manhunt for the gunman led to an overnight search, who authorities had described as “armed and dangerous.” After officers arrived  a business in North Las Vegas just after 10 a.m. on Tuesday, they saw the suspect with a firearm, running into the backyard of a nearby home. The department said officers followed him, but the suspect refused to drop his weapon and died by suicide.

Police have described the shooting as an “isolated incident,” and have not disclosed a motive for the shootings. A spokesperson for the police department didn’t respond on Tuesday to phone and emailed requests for more information. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact the North Las Vegas Police Department at 702-633-9111. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or at the link here.

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