Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials investigate apparent double murder suicideBy AP
Monday, January 25, 2010
Officials probe apparent double murder suicide
LANCASTER, Calif. — A man killed his sister and ex-wife, who was shot to death in front of the couple’s child, then fatally turned the gun on himself, sheriff’s officials said Monday.
The bodies were found in the northeastern Los Angeles County cities of Palmdale and Lancaster, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Lillian Peck said.
Peck said the man phoned his father saying he killed his sister and intended to kill himself. The father went to his daughter’s Palmdale home where he found her dead, Peck said. At about the same time, deputies responded to a 911 call of shots fired at a Lancaster home. Deputies arrived to find a woman, identified as the man’s ex-wife, dead of multiple gunshot wounds after she was shot in front of the couple’s child, Peck said.
The man was later found in his vehicle in Lancaster, dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, Peck said.
The identities of the three have not yet been released.
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