5 dead in a San Diego home shooting

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The shooting happened in the 2100 block of Flintridge Drive in the Paradise Hills neighborhood. (Photo: KSWB)

(WTNH) — Five people, including three children, were found to be shot and killed in a shooting at a San Diego home Saturday morning.

Nexstar sister station KSWB reports a 9-year-old, 5-year-old, and 3-year-old are among those that were killed. San Diego police tell KSWB a 31-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman are also dead.

Police got the call around 6:49 a.m. Saturday. KSWB said there was no communication with the caller during the 911 call, but the dispatcher could hear arguing in the background.

Upon arrival, police looked through a window and saw a child laying on the ground. Police broke through a front window to enter the house. They then found several people suffering from gunshot wounds.

“We believe the man came over this morning, there was some kind of argument, and he used a handgun to shoot his family before turning the gun on himself,” said Lieutenant Matt Dobbs of SDPD.

According to police, an 11-year-old was also shot and is undergoing surgery.

This incident is under investigation. Police said there are no outstanding suspects and no arrests in the case.

Police said the man and woman were parents of the children. They were married but separated.

In a press conference, police said they responded to the same house a few weeks ago “over a dispute about property”.

Lt. Dobbs added the victim tried to obtain a restraining order Friday. It is unclear if it was served, though the shooter knew of it.

“This is a tragic case of murder-suicide due to domestic violence,” Dobbs said.

News 8 will update this story as more information comes in.

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