Five members of the same family, including three children aged 3, 5 and 9, died Saturday in a shooting in a home in the Paradise Hills area of San Diego, while another child under 11 was injured, according to the report. Police of that city.
Homicide Lieutenant Matt Dobbs told reporters that the suspect is believed to be among the deceased.
The dead, all of them from gunshot wounds, are a 31-year-old man, a 29-year-old woman and the three boys under 10.RELATED
The injured 11-year-old boy has undergone surgery, Dobbs said.
As reported by the Los Angeles Times, at 6:49 am, the emergency number 911 received a call from the house where the shooting occurred. However, the person who attended could not communicate with anyone. Only the sound of a background fight could be heard.
Later, a relative of the family who lives near the residence where the confrontation occurred called 911.
The San Diego police spokesman said that when they arrived at the scene of the event they knocked on the door and no one opened them, so the agents turned around the house and saw through a window the bloody body of a child.
At that time they decided to enter the house after breaking a window and found the bodies of family members with gunshot wounds.
Three of them, the three-year-old boy and the two adults, were dead, while the 5 and 9-year-old children were transferred to a hospital, where they died.
At the moment the family's identity and the possible reasons for the shooting have not been made public.
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