SACRAMENTO, CA - Three people died Saturday in what Sacramento investigators called a suspected double murder-suicide in what was believed to have been a love triangle gone bad.
The suspected shooter was found dead outside of a home Saturday night along with his two victims, according to authorities.
The shooting happened around 9:40 p.m. on Thurman Way near Stockton Boulevard, said Sacramento Sheriff spokesman Sgt. Tim Curran. Someone in the area called 911 after several shots were fired in the street.
When deputies arrived, they found the bodies of two men and a 17-year-old woman, lying around a truck in front of a home, Curran said. Several ammunition casings were located nearby.
The victims were identified Sunday as Raul Velasquez-Montiel, 28; and Yanet Cuevas, 17, both of Sacramento.
A semi-automatic handgun was found next to the 25-year-old man's body. He suffered a gunshot wound to the head while Velasquez-Montiel and Cuevas had multiple gunshot wounds to their upper bodies.
The name of the gunman was not released.
Investigators believe the shooter went to the house and engaged in a verbal altercation with former girlfriend Cuevas and her new boyfriend.
Curran said the man left the home only to return a short time later with a gun. Investigators said he shot Velasquez-Montiel, then Cuevas before turning the gun on himself.
By Will Frampton, firstname.lastname@example.org