Shooter kills wife, adult daughters and brother before turning gun on himself in apparent murder-suicide in Orchards
A man shot his wife, their two adult daughters and his adult brother before turning the gun on himself, leaving five dead Sunday in an Orchards house. The apparent murder-suicide shocked neighbors who said the family was friendly but largely kept to themselves.
Authorities have not yet released the identities of the deceased. The apparent shooter had no known criminal history, Clark County Sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Skidmore said at a press conference Monday. He said deputies had not previously been called to the home at 11505 N.E. 92nd St.
The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday it will take several days to release identities and causes and manners of death.
“Unfortunately, it’s not the first time we’ve seen something kind of similar that shocks the conscience like this,” Skidmore said.
Clark County property records list Stuart and Christina Rouse as the owners of the house.
Residents described their neighborhood as quiet.
Some neighbors said they didn’t know the family well, but they seemed like friendly people who would say “hello” in passing.
J.D. Hartman, who moved in down the street about four months ago, said they appeared to be a “typical, normal family.”
Deputies responded at 1:06 p.m. Sunday for a welfare check at the house. The home is near Orchards Highlands Neighborhood Park, north of the Clark Public Utilities Operations Center and Padden Parkway.