Suspect kills teen, wounds mother in Valinda before turning gun on himself

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Man kills teen, wounds mother in Valinda before turning gun on himself
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A suspect and 18-year-old man are dead following a triple shooting that also left the victim's mother in critical condition in the unincorporated area of Valinda on Monday.

VALINDA, Calif. (KABC) -- A suspect and 18-year-old man are dead following a triple shooting that also left the victim's mother in critical condition in the unincorporated area of Valinda on Monday.

At approximately 7:30 p.m., a resident at a home in the 1800 block of Gretta Avenue said his 60-year-old mother and his 18-year-old brother were shot by the 64-year-old suspect. The witness, believing the suspect was going to try and shoot him next, ran out of the house and called 911, according to a press release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies arrived and transported the 60-year-old woman and teen victim to a nearby hospital. The 18-year-old was later pronounced dead, and the woman was listed in critical condition.

Sheriff's officials said the suspect was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at the scene.

A weapon was recovered, but a motive for the shooting was still under investigation.