2 dead in apparent murder-suicide near Hemet court

11:07 AM, Jan 4, 2012   |    comments
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HEMET, CA (AP) - Authorities say two people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide near the Hemet courthouse in Riverside

The Riverside County Press-Enterprise says a woman was shot on North State Street just after 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Police Lt. Duane Wisehart says that shortly after the killing, police spotted and began following a car. He says the driver stopped the car some blocks away and killed himself.

The identities of the killer and victim haven't been released but authorities say they may have been husband and wife.

The courthouse remains open but a portion of the parking lot was closed.

There's no immediate word on what prompted the attack but the courthouse primarily handles family law cases.

The Associated Press

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