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Five Dead In Las Vegas Shooting; Suspect Commits Suicide

A man went on a shooting spree at two apartment complexes in North Las Vegas on Tuesday morning, killing five people before taking his own life, CNN reported. An overnight manhunt concluded Tuesday morning when police located the suspect shortly before he killed himself. The North Las Vegas Police Department identified the suspect as Eric […]

A man went on a shooting spree at two apartment complexes in North Las Vegas on Tuesday morning, killing five people before taking his own life, CNN reported.

An overnight manhunt concluded Tuesday morning when police located the suspect shortly before he killed himself.

The North Las Vegas Police Department identified the suspect as Eric Adams, 47, in a news release. Adams was implicated in two shootings on Monday night.

Among the victims, a 13-year-old girl was hospitalized in critical condition with a gunshot wound after Adams opened fire at two apartment complexes.

Police received reports of a shooting at an apartment complex on Casa Norte Drive on Monday night. Upon arrival, officers found two adult females, one in her early 40s and another in her late 50s, with gunshot wounds. Both were pronounced dead by medical personnel, police said.

A third victim, a 13-year-old girl, was also found with a gunshot wound and was in critical condition at UMC Trauma Center, CNN reported, citing police.

Three more victims were found at a nearby apartment complex with gunshot wounds: two women in their mid-20s and a man in his early 20s. All three were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Police then identified Adams as a suspect, initiating an overnight manhunt.

The search continued through the night until Tuesday morning, when police received a tip that Adams was at a local business on East Lake Mead Boulevard.

When police arrived at the location, Adams fled to the backyard of a nearby residence, CNN reported.

“Officers began giving Adams verbal commands to drop the firearm, however, Adams ignored those commands and died by suicide,” the release stated.

The incident is under further investigation by the police.

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