Several people, including 3 children, found dead in San Diego home

Cheryl Sanders
November 17, 2019

There was no communication with the caller during the 911 call, but the dispatcher could hear arguing in the background.

Police said that the man is the only suspect in the case and they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the shooting.

Police added an 11-year-old boy was also shot and is undergoing surgery.

Police said 11 year old was said to be in critical condition as of Saturday afternoon, according to NBC San Diego.

Police said they would not be identifying the victims at this time.

The dead man and woman were the parents of the children, authorities said.

The 9-year-old and 5-year-old reportedly died at a local hospital.

The first 911 call to the home in the southeastern part of the city came in at 6:49 a.m., Dobbs said, according to OnSceneTV.

The three-year-old son, man and woman had died at the scene of the horrific shooting, while the five and nine-year-old children died in hospital.

"This is a tragic case of murder-suicide due to domestic violence", Dobbs said.

Police were dispatched to the residence in the community of Paradise Hills, a working- and middle-class neighborhood of mostly postwar homes southeast of downtown San Diego, based on a call from the mother, who was in the home, Dobbs said.

Officers received no answer when they knocked on the front door of the granny flat, so they walked around back and through a window could see a child on the ground covered in blood, Dobbs said.

Police say multiple people were found in the home when they entered.

A gun was found inside the house but authorities have not disclosed what type.

Wilkens and Davis write for the San Diego Union-Tribune. It was unclear how many people total lived in the compound.

As officers headed to the scene, they got another emergency call from a relative who lived in the home near the granny flat. "The female provided information at that time on how to obtain a restraining order".

"These are the toughest kind of calls we have to respond to", Nisleit said.

"They were just living the kid's life on the outside, but who knows what goes on behind closed doors", said Gabriel Durazo, 36, who moved into the neighborhood about three years ago.

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