The scene of the shooting near Buffalo and Russell. (Matt DeLucia/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
Authorities released the names of a man and a woman who died as a result of a murder-suicide at a west Las Vegas apartment.
According to Clark County Coroner's office, Danijela Gogic, 32, died as a result of a homicide. Police believe she was shot by her 32-year-old husband Slavisa Gogic, whom, the coroner's office said, died from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head.
The shooting happened just after 8 p.m. Friday in an apartment at the San Tropez apartment complex near the intersection of Russell Road and Buffalo Drive on the west side of the valley.
Metro received several calls reporting that gunshots were heard, followed by a male jumping from a second story balcony in the area of the 8000 block of W. Russell Road.
Officers from Metro arrived at the scene and discovered a man lying in some bushes bleeding from apparent gunshot wounds.
SWAT officers responded to the scene and made entry into an apartment where they found a deceased woman with apparent gunshot wounds and a deceased man with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Las Vegas Metro Police Department Homicide Section investigating this incident indicates the suspect came home to find his wife and the male victim inside the apartment. The suspect began to fire several gunshots inside the apartment striking the victim as he jumped from the second story balcony.
Residents of the apartment complex were evacuated and Russell Road was shut down until approximately 10:30 p.m.
Metro homicide Lt. Ray Steiber told FOX5 that several shots were fired inside the apartment, and a motive is still being determined.
Late Friday evening, police said the surviving shooting victim, a male, was in surgery at United Medical Center and is expected to survive.
The identity of the victims as well as the cause of death and manner will be released by the Clark County Coroner's Office.
Anyone with information regarding this homicide is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section at 828-3521 or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 385-5555.
Stay with FOX5 for updates on this developing story.
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