Five people dead, including armed suspect, at California home
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A gunman shot and killed four people then turned the gun on himself after an hours-long standoff with police in California, authorities said Monday.
San Jose police saw several bloody family members and victims fleeing a home when police responded to calls of shots fired Sunday night.
The police said in a news release Monday that they helped an adult male and adult female from the residence.
“The two victims were suffering from at least one gunshot wound each. The two victims were transported to nearby hospitals where they were pronounced deceased a short time later,” said the statement.
When officers arrived, two other adult women and the male gunman remained inside the residence, which officers surrounded and eventually entered around 1:25 a.m. Monday.
They found all three with at least one gunshot wound. All died at the scene, the police statement said.
Neighboring homes on the street were evacuated as SWAT officers surrounded the home and negotiators tried to contact the suspect.
The statement said there are no other suspects and are treating the deaths as a murder-suicide.
Authorities did not immediately provide more details.