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Deputies arrive to murder attempt and suicide

March 11, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a shooting and apparent suicide on Wednesday at a home on the 17800 block of Otilla Street in Bloomington.Police say when they arrived on the scene they found Damian and Margarita Herrera in the home, both suffering from gunshot wounds. Damian was dead at the scene. Margarita was alive and taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Fontana. She is in critical condition.

The Herrera's four children and two unrelated tenants were in the home when the shooting occurred. Detectives say the couple were involved in a heated argument when the husband reportedly shot his wife then died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police say the children were not physically harmed and have been released to family members.

Anyone with information can call Detective Scott Landen or Sergeant Frank Bell at (909) 387-3589.


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