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2 dead, 1 injured in shooting near Tropicana Avenue

Updated Friday, Aug. 20, 2010 | 10:34 p.m.

Triple shooting

Two people were killed and a third was critically wounded Friday night in a shooting at a business near the intersection of Tropicana Avenue and Valley View Boulevard.

Metro Police responded at 8:22 p.m. to the shooting at Tiberti Mini Warehouses, 4870 S. Valley View, after receiving a 911 call in which a man reported he had shot a woman in the head. Police Lt. Lew Roberts said officers responded to a storage unit with an office and live-in space, then made contact with a man armed with a handgun.

Police told the man to put down the weapon. The man placed the gun on a counter and ran to a back bedroom, then officers heard a shot, Roberts said.

A man and a woman, both in their 40s, were found dead and a 49-year-old woman suffering from a gunshot wound to the head was taken to University Medical Center, authorities said.

Roberts said the man lived at the storage unit, but he didn't know the relationship between the man and the women or what the women were doing at the location.

Police weren't releasing names of the victims Friday night. The bodies will be taken to the Clark County Coroner's Office, which will release names after family members are notified.

Valley View was closed to traffic north of Tropicana Avenue during the investigation.

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