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Two cops, three others shot in Las Vegas spree

An apparent ambush in a Las Vegas pizzeria that carried over to a nearby Walmart left five people dead on Sunday, including two police officers and a pair of shooters.

The two cops were shot by a male and female as they were eating lunch at Cici's Pizza at about 11:30 a.m. local time (2:30 p.m. ET), Las Vegas Metro Police spokesman Larry Hadfield told NBC News.

Witnesses told police that one of the shooters yelled "This is the start of a revolution" before firing at patrolmen, who were identified as Officer Alyn Beck, 42, and Officer Igor Soldo, 32.

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Officials said one of the cops was able to fire back at the duo before succumbing to his injuries.

A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer walks outside a Wal-Mart on June 8, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer walks outside a Wal-Mart on June 8, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The suspects then stripped the officers of their weapons and ammunition and went across the street to a Walmart, where they shot and killed another person, Hadfield said.

Deputy Sheriff Kevin McMahill reported that one of the shooters, described as a tall white man, yelled "everyone get out" before unleashing a hail of bullets.

The shooters then apparently killed themselves at the Walmart, in what officials described as "some kind of suicide pact."

Police said the female suspect first shot the man, then herself.

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In a statement, Walmart said the store was closed and they were working with local police.

"We express our deepest condolences to everyone who has been affected by this senseless act of violence," said spokeswoman Brooke Buchanan.

Cici's Pizza also put out a statement saying, "We are deeply saddened by this tragic event and our hearts go out to the families and friends of the officers." They said the store would remained closed until further notice.

This is a developing story

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