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Officer, Child Wounded In Shootings At LV Home

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a gunman is dead following a domestic disturbance and standoff that left and 8-year-old girl and a police officer with non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

Authorities became aware of the disturbance at a home on Wyatt Avenue in Las Vegas Friday night after the child was brought to a hospital.

According to a police statement, the girl’s relatives said she was wounded when a bullet traveled through a wall and struck her in the face.

Responding officers came under gunfire as they entered the home and an officer sustained a graze wound to the head.

Police returned fire as they retreated with the injured officer, and the suspect barricaded himself in the home.

After a standoff that lasted several hours, SWAT officers found the suspected gunman dead in the home around 2:15 a.m.

Police did not make clear if the man took his own life or was killed in an exchange of gunfire.

No names were immediately released.

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