LAS VEGAS -- A weekend shooting that left a mother and her teen daughter dead, and another young daughter in critical condition, may have been sparked by jealousy, family members told police.
When police entered a home on Cotton Street Saturday morning, they found 38-year-old Manuel Mata III on the floor suffering a gunshot wound to the head. He was transported to University Medical Center.
Police also found his live-in girlfriend Maria Flores, 43, and her 17-year-old daughter. Both were shot and deceased. Flores' 4-year-old daughter suffered a gunshot wound to the neck, but survived. Mata's 18-year-old daughter, who was in a bedroom, hid in a closet when she heard the shooting.