Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says that a 15-year-old boy murdered his father and severely injured his mother on Thursday morning. The Las Vegas teen was taken into custody later that after an armed confrontation with his wounded mother. Authorities are now trying to determine how the teenagers got the gun.
Las Vegas Teen Fatally Shot His Father in the Garage
According to a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson, on Thursday morning, at 10:45 a.m., a woman called 911 to report a shooting at the 9900 block of Barrie Drive Reef.
Minutes later, law enforcement officer cordoned the area and evacuated the victims. Based on the police report, upon entering the house, the first responders found a wounded woman and another male victim in the garage. Unfortunately, the male was pronounced dead at the scene.
Subsequently. the coroner ruled the man’s death as a homicide, cause being a gunshot wound to the head.
After the victims were discovered, the authorities arrested a 15-year-old boy several miles from the woman’s house.
The teenager appeared to have been wounded by a firearm. Both victims were taken to the hospital for emergency surgery. A hospital’s spokesperson declared the woman and the boy are expected to live.
According to the woman’s statement, the 15-year-old boy, who’s her son, went into the garage that morning and shot his father in the head.
After gunning down the man, the boy went inside an opened fire on her mother. However, the woman managed to grab another gun and to shoot him.
The Las Vegas teen ran into the street where he collapsed. A doctor that was passing by the area dressed his wounds before calling the authorities.
At the moment, the authorities are trying to establish how the boy obtained a weapon and what drove him to gun down his parents.
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