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Garden Grove man shoots wife, then himself, police say

December 26, 2013|By Adolfo Flores

Investigators believe a Garden Grove man fatally shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself Thursday morning in an apparent murder-suicide.

Police received a 911 hang-up call from the home of the couple in the 1500 block of Sail Avenue at 4:16 a.m. A male relative of the couple then called the Garden Grove Police Department and said a family member may have shot his wife and then himself.

When officers arrived at the home they found a 39-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man with gunshot wounds, police said. Paramedics pronounced them dead at the scene.

Family members told investigators that the couple were having marital problems and considering a divorce. The couple has two children, a 4-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl.

It’s not clear whether the children were in the house at the time of the shooting or at another family member’s house.

The names of the couple have not been released, the department said, because they were still interviewing family.

Calls to the Garden Grove Police Department were not immediately returned.

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