Las Vegas shooting: 2 people killed in Summerlin during child custody plea, police say. The gunman is also dead.

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Police are seen at the scene of a shooting in Summerlin, Nevada, on Monday.


A man fired a gun inside a law office in the Summerlin area near Las Vegas during a child custody plea hearing Monday morning, killing two people, Las Vegas police said.

The shooter is also dead and police believe he took his own life, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Kevin McMahill said during a news conference. The two victims were a woman in her 30s and a man in his 50s, authorities said.

The shooting occurred around 10 a.m. in a suite on the fifth floor of a building, police Lt. Jason Johansson said at a news conference later Monday.

Seven people were in the law office participating in a deposition for a child custody case, Johansson said: three people representing each party and a court reporter, he said.

A few minutes after the statement, a man in his 70s stood up and began shooting at two people in front of him, Johansson said.

The rest of the people in the group escaped, called police and were interviewed by investigators, Johansson said.

“It seems like our two victims were very specific targets,” Johansson told reporters. She did not share details about how the victims and the shooter knew each other or what their connection may have been.

Police have also not shared information about a possible motive for the shooting. All of the children involved are located and safe, Johansson said.

Officials also searched the shooter’s vehicle and served a search warrant at his residence, Johansson said.

This story has been updated with additional information.

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