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Mother, child die in an apparent murder-suicide in Las Vegas

January 30, 2022 GMT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman and her baby have been found dead in an apparent murder-suicide at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, according to authorities.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said a Bureau of Land Management ranger found a car illegally parked in the Calico Basin area off state Route 159 around 1 p.m. Saturday.

They said a woman in her mid-30s was found with a gunshot wound to the head.

Police said a boy under 2 years old was in the seat next to the woman and also had a gunshot wound.

A handgun also was found in the car, according to police who said the Clark County coroner’s office would be releasing the identities of the mother and child.