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2 Utahns dead, 1 in critical condition after Nevada shooting

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SALT LAKE CITY — Four people were killed, and one critically injured in a shooting in Henderson, Nevada, on Tuesday.

According to Henderson police offer, Katrina Farrell, around 11 a.m. officers were sent to investigate reports of gunshots in a residential area. When officers arrived on scene they discovered two women dead and a 16-year-old girl injured.

Officers then located the suspect, identified as 38-year-old Jason Neo Bourne, barricaded in a car with a handgun as well as a 12-year-old boy being held hostage, officials say.

Officers attempted deescalation tactics with the suspect, who held his handgun to the boy's head, leading to an officer-involved shooting, Farrell said.

The boy was pulled from the car and officers began life-saving measures, but unfortunately, the boy succumbed to his injuries along with the suspect, officials say.

Two of the victims killed were from Utah, as was the injured person. According to a statement released by Juan Diego Catholic Schools, Diana Hawatmeh and her son, Joseph, a seventh-grader at Saint John the Baptist Middle School in Draper, were killed in the shooting. Hawatmeh's daughter, Yasmeen, is in critical condition at a Las Vegas hospital, school officials say.

Hawatmeh and her children were members of Saint John the Baptist Parish. Hawatmeh was a substitute teacher in Juan Diego's elementary and middle schools and taught Zumba dance to members of the Juan Diego faculty, school officials say.

The Skaggs Catholic Center community planned to gather Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Grotto of Our Lady of Guadalupe to mourn. For those who are not able to attend in person, the rosary will be live-streamed on the Saint John the Baptist Parish YouTube Channel.

Further information, including the identity of the other victim, was not released.

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Ashley Fredde covers human services, minority communities and women's issues for She also enjoys reporting on arts, culture and entertainment news. She's a graduate of the University of Arizona.


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