2 killed, 2 wounded in California parking lot shooting
A shooting incident in a parking lot near a U. S. Social Security Administration building in California left two people dead and two wounded in the morning hours of Thursday, officials confirmed.
Police said the 50-year-old suspect followed her wife to the parking lot of the Social Security office, argued with her and some other people before opening fire on them. The woman had reportedly moved the 330-plus miles Garden Grove to Salinas to get rid of her husband.
Salinas Police Cmdr. Vince Maiorana said in a statement that the shooting occurred at around 8:45 a. m. and that the youngest victim is a 28-year-old male cousin of the 32-year-old wife, who is in a critical condition at a local hospital. The woman's 64-year-old uncle and 51-year-old aunt were the other victims.
Maiorana added in the statement, "This incident was purely domestic violence."
A number of witnesses called 9-1-1 immediately after the shooting incident. They were able to point out the suspect to law enforcement authorities.
The suspected shooter was arrested by police in Salinas, around 105 miles south of San Francisco. He is being booked into Monterey County Jail on multiple counts of murder. Investigators are questioning him to pinpoint his motive.
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