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Three killed, suspects commit suicide after Las Vegas shooting spree

Published time: June 08, 2014 20:15
Edited time: June 09, 2014 22:51
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers put police tape up outside a Wal-Mart on June 8, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.(AFP Photo /  Ethan Miller)

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers put police tape up outside a Wal-Mart on June 8, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.(AFP Photo / Ethan Miller)

Two Las Vegas police officers and a civilian have been reportedly killed in a shooting spree that started at a pizza restaurant and spilled over to a neighboring Walmart store. Two suspects – a man and a woman – are reportedly down.

The two shooters have committed suicide, according to police. Suspects told shoppers they were part of a "revolution" and wanted a shootout with Metro police force – and had a "suicide pact." Their bodies were found in the back of the store.

Details are yet to emerge, but police sources told Las Vegas Review-Journalthat the two officers were killed by a man and a woman who approached them at the CiCi’s Pizza just before 11:38 am local time.

As the couple was leaving the restaurant, one yelled “This is the start of a revolution!” witnesses report. The shooters stripped the officers of their weapons and ammunition and went into the Walmart at 201 North Nellis.

Inside the Walmart, according to another unconfirmed account, the couple exchanged fire with a citizen who was carrying a concealed gun.

At a news conference at 13:00 deputy Sheriff Kevin McMahill told reporters that the male shooter, described as a tall white man, yelled “everyone get out” before shooting in Wallmart. The man and woman then proceed to the back of the store and “there was some kind of suicide pact,” McMahill said.

It was reported the shooters were carrying bags so a bomb squad was called to the scene. It’s unclear at this time if something was found in the bags.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer walks outside a Wal-Mart on June 8, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.(AFP Photo / Ethan Miller)

The emergency dispatcher received a call at 11:50 am claiming an armed men with a rifle and a bullet-proof vest was shooting inside the Walmart. An earlier distress call said that police two officers were down in a pizzeria at Nellis Boulevard and Stewart Avenue, where two unidentified assailants reportedly walked up to two policemen and shot them point blank.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers stand near Wal-Mart employees near their store on June 8, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.(AFP Photo / Ethan Miller)

The two Metro officers were eating when one person shot one officer in the head while the second person shot the second officer, Channel 8 news reports, citing police sources. Witnesses claim that the suspects took the police officers' gear, saying before they left the restaurant – “tell the police the revolution has begun.”

Police have surrounded the area and ambulances are being summoned to the site. A photographer for News 3 saw three body bags carried out of the store around noon local time on the intersection of North Nellis and Stewart

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers hug near a Wal-Mart on June 8, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (AFP Photo / Ethan Miller)

Comments (158)

 

ABDELKADER 12.06.2014 14:51

"These things happen in a society hooked upon violence, excitement and tragic drama and subconsciously longs to indulge in their occasional joy of sorrow and public expression of grief and heroism for all the world to see. A society where self-centered people are totally oblivious of the danger of hatred and resentment brewing in those who are bullied, ostracized and disadvantaged around them. Are Americans really so blind and insensitive they can't see it coming again and again? It really doesn't need that much sharpness of vision and incisiveness to see when someone or something is not quite right."

 

Clint Cooper 10.06.2014 13:47

It always starts and ends at Walmart folks.

 

Jessica Carroll 10.06.2014 01:36

United States of China 10.06.2014 00:42



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Wrong. Mexico is the fattest country in the world. Do a little research. You people are so vapid.

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