The Las Vegas Police Department received a call reporting gunfire at 7:09 a.m. Friday, Officers responded to a home on Hardtack Circle, near Warm Springs Dr. and Paradise, where they the body of a 39-year-old woman's body, dead from multiple gunshot wounds.
According to police, the woman was a neighbor of the shooter, a man in his 40s. The shooter had kidnapped a 7-year-old boy, who he had also killed.
A friend of the shooter said he had received a text message from him, saying he would kidnap the boy.
A friend of the family says suspect "had a thing for the little boy". He received a text from suspect saying that he wanted to kill the boy's mom.
The shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The SWAT team being called, along with crisis negotiators. The neighborhood of Warm Springs Ranch was on lockdown all morning. Within a couple hours of the first call for help there was confirmation of the deaths.