Man allegedly kills ex-wife in Bellflower home, shoots self with children present

BELLFLOWER, Calif. (KABC) -- A 57-year-old man was arrested for allegedly killing his ex-wife in Bellflower before shooting himself in the chest, sheriff's deputies said.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says Santiago Palacios-Salgado shot his ex-wife on Christmas Day, when their two children were present in the home.

Their son, age 6, and daughter, 8, were present but not injured in the shooting, police said.

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Sheriff's deputies are investigating what appears to be a murder and suicide attempt in Bellflower.

When deputies arrived to the home in the 9100 block of Rosecrans Avenue on Monday at 3:18 p.m., they found a woman dead of a gunshot wound at the home.

They also found a man, with one gunshot wound to the upper body, believed to be self-inflicted. He was transported to a local hospital and was considered to be in fair condition.

The man was later identified as Palacios-Salgado and on Tuesday he was arrested for murder as he continues to be treated at the hospital.
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