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1 dead, 2 injured after standoff shooting at North Las Vegas home

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1 dead, 2 injured after standoff shooting at North Las Vegas home

By KTNV STAFF. CREATED Jan 14, 2014

North Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A 49-year-old man is dead and two women are suffering from gunshot wounds following a shooting and standoff in North Las Vegas.

North Las Vegas Police responded to a home in the 2000 block of Cardigan Avenue, near Gowan Road and Clayton Street, after receiving 911 calls about shots fired.

Upon arrival, a 24-year-old woman with a gunshot wound ran out of a neighbor's house. She was transported to University Medical Center.

Police officers also discovered a 15-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl on the roof of the home. In addition, as they approached the house, they saw a 42-year-old woman lying on the floor inside the home, severely injured.

Police assisted the teens off the room and retrieved the woman. She was transported to University Medical Center in critical condition.

Witnesses told police that someone was still in the house and had several firearms. SWAT was called in and homes in the area evacuated.

After a six hour standoff, police entered the residence and found the body of a 49-year-old Rachchusiri Soontorn.

According to preliminary investigation, Soontorn and the 42-year-old woman, who was his wife, got in an argument.

The 24-year-old woman, who is the daughter, tried to intervene. Soontorn pulled a gun and shot hid daughter and then his wife.

The two teens were able to escape without injuries. There was also an elderly man in the home at the time. He was not injured and also able to escape before police arrived.

Police were first called to the home in the 200 block of Cardigan, near Gowan and Clayton, around 9:12 p.m. Tuesday. 

No police officers were hurt during the incident.