Monday, January 16, 2012

Fresno Murder Suicide: 2 Adults, Toddler and baby Shot Dead

Two adults and two children were killed in an apparent murder-suicide on Sunday at an apartment building in California's Central Valley, while a fifth person was hospitalized in critical condition, police said.

Police were called to investigate a disturbance at the Fresno home shortly before 7am.

They found a man outside the apartment suffering from a stab wound, Fresno Police Lt. Mark Salazar said.

The man told officers his 'wife' was inside and causing a disturbance. Authorities later determined the woman was his live-in girlfriend, Salazar said.

Police then heard a gunshot and rushed inside. They found a woman believed to be in her 20s with a self-inflicted gunshot wound and a man in his 20s or 30s dead of a gunshot wound, he said.

Two children - an 18-month-old and a three-year-old - also died from gunshot wounds, the Associated Press reports. Read More