Friday, June 7, 2013

One Dead, Two Hurt In Botched Double Murder/Suicide

"SIMI VALLEY, CA — A man shot his mother and his step­father before fatally shooting himself Tuesday in a Simi Valley home, ­officials ­said.

"Authorities have not released the names of any of the ­people ­involved. The Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Tuesday that the shooter was dead but would not release the man’s ­name.

"The shooting was reported about 7 a.m. in the 2700 block of ­Machado Street. Part of the street in the residential neighbor­hood was closed during the investigation and police spoke with neighbors.

"Police and the Ventura County Fire Depart­ment responded to a report of gun­shots, Sgt. Graig Dungan said. The victims were taken to Los ­Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, according to the police. Detectives remained on the scene to investigate.

"Kris Carraway-­Bowman, a hospital spokes­woman, said a 72-year-old woman who was shot in the stomach was listed in critical but stable condition. A 65-year-old man who was shot in the chest was listed in serious but ­stable ­condition.

"Police said there were three people inside the house at the time of the shooting. Police haven’t said what led to the shooting, ­Dungan ­said.

"He added that they are working to determine the ­motive."


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