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Henderson family murder suicide

A mother and her two sons were killed in an apparent murder-suicide in Henderson Sept. 20, 2018 (Photo: April Caseman / GoFundMe.com)

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Henderson shooting

Police said one person was shot on Paradise Garden Drive Thursday night. 

HENDERSON, NV (FOX5) - Henderson police said two children and a woman were killed in an "apparent murder-suicide" where a home was also set on fire Thursday night. The suspect's body was also found at the home near Wagonwheel Drive and US 95.

Police, Henderson firefighters and a SWAT team were called to the 1100 block Paradise Garden Drive at 7:28 p.m. with callers saying multiple shots were fired, according to police. Responders found the home on fire, and inside, the bodies of the two children and woman, police said.

Police said the victims were a 34-year-old woman, a 15-year-old boy and a 5-year-old boy, and the suspect was a 27-year-old man. All four died from gunshot wound injuries, the Clark County Coroner's office said.

Police did not name the woman or children, but a GoFundMe page set up identified them as Selina Roswell, and her two children, Arias  Franco, 15, and Avi Franco, 5.

Family said the suspect was Michael Franco, who was Avi's father and Arias's stepfather. Roswell's daughter and Arias had escaped, but Arias returned when they realized Avi was still inside, Roswell's family said.

A neighbor said he knows the family and did want to be identified.

"I hear [Selina] didn't want to be with him, they were working to get a divorce," he said. "They had a fight and that's what led to him shooting her and her kids."

Johnathan Richmond is in charge of security for the complex and said he ran over when he heard the shots Thursday night at about 7:30 p.m.

"There was a lot of smoke," Johnathan Richmond said.

"When I got over there, there was a lady screaming "You killed my brother! You killed my brother! why did you shoot my brother?” he said.

Another neighbor said Selina has a daughter who was shot at, but got out of the home. The neighbor said she cared for the daughter and also took in the family's dog.

These were the ninth, tenth and eleventh homicides reported in Henderson this year. 

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