Three dead, including gunman, after shooting inside Las Vegas law office, police say

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By journalsofus.com


A shooting Monday inside a law office in the affluent Summerlin neighborhood of Las Vegas left three people dead, including the shooter, police said.

Clark County Sheriff Kevin McMahill said at a news conference that investigators believe the shooter committed suicide.

“I want to make sure our community understands there are no more threats,” he said.

McMahill said the victims were a man and a woman. The names of the dead have not been revealed,
But Robert Eglet, a friend of the victims, identified them to CBS News as the couple Dennis and Ashley Prince.

According to Eglet, Dennis Prince, a well-known area attorney, was representing his wife in a domestic dispute with her ex-husband, Dylan Houston. While Dennis Prince was deposing Houston, Houston’s father, Joe Houston, who is also an attorney and was defending his son at the deposition, shot Dennis and Ashley Prince and then himself.

According to McMahill, the shooting was reported shortly after 10 a.m. in a law office on the fifth floor of a mid-rise office building in the planned community. He did not confirm whether the shooter knew the victims or whether the victims were employees of the law firm.

The sheriff said police officers were still working to clear the building and evacuate people sheltering inside, while investigators searched the shooter’s vehicle in the office building parking lot.

Summerlin stretches approximately 13 miles along the western edge of the city, about 30 minutes west of the Las Vegas Strip.

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