It looks like another case of deadly domestic violence in Las Vegas. The names of the shooter and victim have not been released yet but apparently an estranged husband kills himself and another man in Las Vegas.
Update: According to 13 Action News, the Coroner has released the names. Anthony Garcia, 22 shot and killed William Pierce, 25 and then turned the gun on himself.
The man is believed to be an acquaintance of the wife.
The tragic murder, suicide occurred at a home on Sunland Avenue, located near Rancho and Alta drives on November 21.
The estranged husband reportedly approached the house and kicked in the door to the home where his estranged wife was staying.
The woman, along with her 3 young children, was able to get out of the home safely. She then contacted police, telling them that her husband had a gun.
Women’s Safety at Las Vegas World News
Police arrived at the scene and believe that the male acquaintance was shot and killed by the estranged husband, who then turned the gun on himself.
The sad fact is that Nevada ranks #1 in nation for violence against women by men.
It’s an honor that the state does not wish to have and Nevada has topped the list for the past 3 years.
A national study of the homicides of women in 2010, found that 91% of the victims were murdered by someone they knew. The majority of the homicide victims, a total of 51%, were the wives, common-law wives, ex-wives, or girlfriends of the murderers.
In this tragic case that occurred earlier today, the woman, and possibly her children, may have been the intended victims but were all able to escape.
Unfortunately for the male acquaintance, he was unable to escape.
If you, or someone you know, are a victim of domestic violence, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) has an extensive state coalition resource list , broken down by state, where you can obtain help.
In Las Vegas, the Southern Nevada Domestic Violence Task Force offers valuable resources including seminars. The Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence website also offers resources, education and assistance to combat domestic violence.