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Murder-suicide suspected in Garden Grove shooting

An investigation is underway in the 1500 block of Sail Avenue in Garden Grove after a couple was found shot to death in an apparent murder-suicide Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013.

December 26, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
The bodies of a married couple were found in a Garden Grove home following an apparent murder-suicide Thursday.

Police responded to the 1500 block of Sail Avenue around 4 a.m. regarding a "911 hang up call."

A relative of the couple then called the police department's business line saying his relative may have shot his wife and then himself.

Responding officers found two victims suffering from gunshot wounds.

Investigators say a 51-year-old man shot and killed his 39-year-old wife, and then turned the gun on himself. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Family members told police that the couple was having marital problems and considering a divorce.

The couple had two children, ages 4 and 17. It remains unclear if the children were home at the time of the shooting.