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UPDATE: Man & woman kill 2 officers, 1 other in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS (WKOW) -- Authorities say two police officers were ambushed while eating lunch at a Las Vegas pizza restaurant.

ABC News reports Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie said at a news conference Sunday it's not yet known why the two were targeted. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers have been identified as Alyn Beck, 41, and Igor Soldo, 31. Both were hit at point-blank range but one was able to return fire.

"It's a tragic day, it's a very, very difficult day," Gillespie said. "We still have a community to protect. But we will do it with our heads held high. It is truly a tragic day."

Officials say after shooting the officers, the suspects-- a man and a woman-- walked across the street and shot another person at the Walmart nearby. The two then killed themselves in an apparent suicide pact.

"I am devastated by the news today of two officers and an innocent bystander who were murdered in an act of senseless violence," Gov. Brian Sandoval said in a statement. "My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families."

One of the suspects reportedly yelled "This is a revolution" but the motive of the shooting remains under investigation.


LAS VEGAS (WKOW) -- Two suspects shot two police officers and a third person this morning in Las Vegas.

CNN is reporting the shooters targeted the officers while they were eating lunch around 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Then, police say the shooters crossed a street and killed a third person at the entrance to a Wal-Mart.

Police say the suspects then killed themselves.

CNN reports the suspects killed the officers. The Associated Press is reporting the condition of the two officers is unknown at this time.

Walmart released a statement: "We express our deepest condolences to everyone who have been affected by this senseless act of violence."

The store is closed, and the company is working with investigators, the statement said.

Stay with 27 News and wkow.com for the latest on this developing story.

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