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Identities of Ramona shooting victims released

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Posted at 3:57 PM, Jan 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-04 18:58:14-05

RAMONA, Calif. (KGTV) - San Diego County Sheriff's detectives identified Thursday the woman found dead in a Ramona home after a call about a murder-suicide.

Samantha Hayes Benegas, 22, was discovered by deputies Wednesday about noon in the home on Del Amo Rd. She was pronounced dead of a gunshot wound.

Bryan Hinkle, 35, was found near the home suffering from a serious wound. He was flown to the hospital for treatment but not expected to survive.

RELATED: San Diego County sheriff's deputies investigate shooting in Ramona

Deputies had arrived at the scene after a 911 call reported a murder and a suicide. Investigators have not determined the identity of the caller.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sheriff's homicide detectives at 858-974-2321.