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UPDATED: Shooting in Carlsbad: One Dead, One Hospitalized

Police say it may have been a murder-suicide attempt.

Twitter photo of the crime scene where police believe a shooter attempted a murder suicide. One person is dead.
Twitter photo of the crime scene where police believe a shooter attempted a murder suicide. One person is dead.

Originally posted at 1:34 p.m.. Feb. 24, 2014. Updated at 1:50 p.m. with new information. Updated at 2:11 p.m. with a photo. Last edited to add ages, genders of the victims.

An apparent attempted murder-suicide left a man dead and a woman wounded today at a retirement apartment complex in Carlsbad.

Shots rang out shortly before 12:30 p.m. in the 3500 block of Harding Street, near Palm Avenue and just west of Interstate 5, according to police.

A man believed to be about 80 years old died at the scene. Medics airlifted a woman in her mid-60s to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Her condition was not immediately available.

Preliminary evidence suggested that one of the two shot the other before attempting suicide, Lt. Jeff Chapman said. Both lived at the complex near Pine Park, though it was unclear if they resided together.

Their names were not immediately available.

--City News Service


inky February 24, 2014 at 05:12 PM
My mother in law lives at Tavarua, which is a senior apartment complex. She's very shaken up and knew both parties. Apparently it was a dating situation between an elderly man and a younger woman that went bad.
Steven Oathkeeper February 25, 2014 at 12:03 PM
what a dildo what gives someone the right to kill some one bcus i loves you .

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