Five people, including three children, are dead in a cause of domestic violence in the Paradise Hills neighborhood of San Diego on Saturday.
It is reported that the incident was a tragic case of domestic violence, murder-suicide.
One of the victims, a 29-year-old woman, got a restrictive order Friday. Law enforcers do not know if the restraining order was served, but the suspected gunman may have been aware.
The first call came into police at 6:49 a.m., when a dispatcher heard bickering and someone being asked to leave. As police headed to the scene, a relative next door called police and reported hearing arguing and what sounded like a nail gun.
Once police arrived, they tapped on the door and got no response. They looked through a window and saw a child on the ground covered in blood. They broke through the window and found “several people down” suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. A handgun was found in the home.
The woman, a 31-year-old man, and a 3-year-old boy were found dead on the scene. Three other boys, ages 5, 9 and 11 were taken to the hospital. Two of those boys died and another one is undergoing emergency surgery, though it is not clear which one survived, Dobbs said.
The dead man and woman were the parents of the children. The mother lived in a granny flat with the children.