(LAS VEGAS) — No arrests have been made in two Las Vegas deaths discovered after a 9-year-old boy told school officials that his mother and sister were dead at home.
“When officers arrived, even before they entered, they could see that people were down inside,” Las Vegas Metropolitan Police spokesman Marcus Martin said Tuesday.
When authorities arrived at the house, about a half mile from the Mabel Hoggard Elementary School that the boy attended, they discovered the bodies of his 10-year-old sister and mother.
His 4-year-old brother, who was distressed but unharmed, was also inside the house, along with a wounded man covered in blood.
Police will not specify how the man is related to the family, but Martin said, “It appears to be a single family.” The man was not arrested or charged and police would not specify how he was wounded.
“An injured male was also taken into custody,” Martin said. “That male has been hospitalized and he is not charged with anything as of yet. There is nothing to say that he definitely committed the acts or did not.”
But authorities also say that the public has no reason to worry that a killer is on the loose. “We don’t have any evidence to support that there’s somebody going around doing this,” Martin said.
The Las Vegas Coroner’s Office said the victims have not been positively identified so it will not release names yet.
A police investigation is ongoing.
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