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Las Vegas landlord opens fire on tenants over unpaid rent, kills 2, cops say

Source: Las Vegas Police, MEGA

Aug. 11 2021, Published 4:31 p.m. ET

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A landlord killed two people and injured another in a dispute over unpaid rent for their Las Vegas apartment, police said.

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Around 12:30 a.m. Aug. 10, police responded to a shooting in the 200 block of W Chicago Avenue in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Arriving officers found a woman lying in the driveway with multiple gunshot wounds, according to Las Vegas Metro police.

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The female victim was evacuated from the area and was later pronounced dead, cops say.

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Shortly after officers, a man exited the home suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to police. He was transported to a hospital and is expected to survive.


Officers surrounded the area and learned the suspect, Arnoldo Sanchez, 78, was still inside the residence, according to police.

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Sanchez eventually surrendered without incident, cops say.

After his surrender, officers cleared the home and found another dead woman inside the home, according to police.

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An investigation showed that Sanchez was renting out rooms to the three victims. An argument allegedly occurred between one of the female victims and Sanchez over unpaid rent. During the argument, Sanchez shot the victims, cops say.

The victims have not yet been identified, and their causes of death are not yet determined, according to police.

Sanchez was booked into the Clark County Detention Center for two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.


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