Red Cross Director Suspected in Family Murder-Suicide Case

July 14, 2017 Updated: July 14, 2017

Officials say an American Red Cross medical director killed his child and her mother in Las Vegas, according to The Associated Press.

John Henry Lunetta, 40, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His 11-month old son, John Dylan Lunetta, was found dead—as was the mother, Karen Michelle Jackson, 34.

The child’s death and Jackson’s death were ruled as homicides, Clark County coroner’s office told AP.

The senior Lunetta was the was the medical director for the American Red Cross Blood Services in Las Vegas.

A dog was also found fatally shot in the family’s home, located in the southwestern portion of the city.

In December 2016, police were called to the house for a custody issue—but it wasn’t violent, AP reported.

The Las Vegas Journal-Review said Jackson had recently passed a certification test to become a nursing practitioner.

“It was very shocking to hear,” said neighbor Michael Bernardo of the shootings. “I know he loved his baby. I know he loved his dog.”

“This is deranged. He must have snapped,” Denise Bernardo said.

They told the Journal-Review that they never saw the couple fight or argue. They said that a moving truck was spotted in front of the house over the weekend before the shooting.

The neighbors added that he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.