SPRING VALLEY - A shooting that left three people dead last week has been ruled a murder-suicide.
San Diego County Sheriff's deputies received a report of a person being shot just before 1:30 p.m. at 1122 Jamacha Lane on Friday, Jan. 13. Deputies arrived to find a man and a woman dead in an upstairs apartment unit.
The victims were identified as Jamal Richardson, 23, and Tomomi Takahashi-Demetruck, 34, according to Sheriff's Lt. Kenneth Nelson.
The suspect, identified as 55-year-old Terrence Andrada, was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his chest, according to the county medical examiner's office. He was transported to Mercy Hospital where he later died from his injuries.
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The medical examiner determined Richardson and Takahashi-Demetruck each died from multiple gunshot wounds. Sheriff's investigators also located guns at the scene.
“Six or seven shots, whoa. A few seconds later you heard another magazine being discharged," Ernest Johnson, a man who lives in the area, told 10News after the shooting. "When I said magazine I mean the whole six, pop, pop, pop, pop. I said, whoa!”
Sheriff's deputies have yet to release a motive behind the killings.
The shooting is still under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's department's homicide unit at 858-974-2321, after hours at 858-565-5200, or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.