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Metro Police officers are shown outside a Wal-Mart after a shooting in Las Vegas June 8, 2014.  Las Vegas police said on Sunday that a shooting incident involving officers resulted in injuries and urged people to stay away from the scene. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said in a tweet that the incident occurred near north Las Vegas, at an address close to a Wal-Mart store. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW) - RTR3SS6Q
After a Sunday shooting in Las Vegas that left five dead, including two police officers and the two shooters, the Las Vegas Review Journal has some disturbing, though unconfirmed, reports about the motives for the killings:
Witnesses told police one of the shooters yelled “This is the start of a revolution” before shooting the officers. [Sheriff Doug] Gillespie later said he could not confirm that.

The shooters then stripped the officers of their weapons and ammunition and badges, according to a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation. They then covered the officers with something that featured the Gadsden flag, a yellow banner with a coiled snake above the words, “Don’t tread on Me.” [...]

The shooters were a married couple thought to be in their late 20s who were new to the Las Vegas Valley, according to a law enforcement official close to the investigation. Police are looking into their links to the white supremacy movement and found swastika symbols during their initial investigation.

According to one neighbor, the male suspect said they had been kicked off Cliven Bundy's ranch; Bundy's wife Carol denied any connection.

These are early, unconfirmed reports that should be taken with a grain of salt. A press conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. local time.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Mon Jun 09, 2014 at 06:35 AM PDT.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA.

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