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2 killed in apparent murder-suicide in northwest Las Vegas

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Two people are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in northwest La Vegas, according to Metro police.

Officers were called to the 10000 block of West Alexander Road, near Grand Canyon Drive, at 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

"Six quick shots right in a row," neighbor Dustin said. He asked FOX5 to withhold his last name. 

According to police, Thomas Acosta, 44, killed his wife Noel, 46, then turned the gun on himself. Noel's teen daughter called 911.

"They had a 15-year-old daughter," Dustin said. "It's fortunate she's OK physically, but psychologically she's going to be going through a lot for a long time."

In a Facebook post, a woman who said she's Thomas' stepmom posted about the tragedy. "Depression, abandonment, mental instability, delusion...are real feelings that need to be addressed," the message said. 

"It's just so hard to wrap your head around," neighbor Jennifer Cress said.

Cress said she knew Noel but not Thomas.

"I never saw a man," Cress said. "I didn't know she was married. I thought she was a single mom."

Cress also said Noel was a good neighbor who loved her kids.

"There were always teens at her house so I know she was hospitable," Cress said. "The kids always seemed really happy."

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