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2 dead in murder-suicide in Point Loma, San Diego Police say

Posted at 9:47 PM, May 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-17 12:38:08-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Two people were found dead in a Point Loma home Monday night in what San Diego Police are calling a murder-suicide.

According to SDPD Lt. Jud Campbell, a shooting was reported at around 7:30 p.m. at a home on the 3400 block of Lowell Street, just west of Liberty Station.

Officers arrived to find a man and woman “down with gunshot wounds inside of their residence.” Despite life-saving measures, the man and woman were pronounced dead at the scene.

In a news release issued Tuesday, police said SDPD Homicide Unit detectives were assigned to investigate the incident. A preliminary investigation, based on witness interviews and evidence gathered at the scene, indicated the incident was a murder-suicide, SDPD officials said.

Police believe the 86-year-old man shot his 83-year-old wife before turning the gun on himself.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the SDPD Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255). You can also text a crisis counselor by messaging the Crisis Text Line at 741741.