SANTEE, Calif. (KGTV) — The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after two people were shot and killed in Santee Friday night.
According to the department, deputies were called to the 8800 block of Diamondback Drive around 7 p.m. following reports of a man who shot another man. They were also given a description of the suspect and car.
Deputies spotted the car and attempted to pull it over in the 8700 block of Diamondback Drive. The suspect was by himself and ignored the deputies' commands. Deputies approached the car and found the suspect had shot himself. They removed him from the car and firefighters attempted to revive him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
During the vehicle stop, additional deputies responded to the location of the shooting, where they found a man who had been shot inside the garage. He was taken to the hospital where he died shortly after arriving.
“The whole area was surrounded with cops and ambulances and fire trucks," said Adam Quick, who lives in the neighborhood.
Quick said he heard commotion around 8 p.m. Friday night and stepped outside to see what was going on.
"The driver was on the ground. They were trying to revive him for about 15 minutes and we heard police say he had a gunshot wound under the chin so we assumed he probably shot himself," he said.
Quick calls the neighborhood a nice, tight-knit community, and in the five years he's lived there, said something like this has never happened before.
“The houses here are beautiful homes and it’s quiet and safe for kids to come out here and play, so it was definitely a shock for us for sure," he said.
The Sheriff's homicide unit responded to the scene and took over the responsibility of the investigation. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are unclear at this time.