Update: 3 Dead, 1 Injured in Fairfield Shooting

Three individuals lost their lives Saturday and one person was injured when a gunman open fired in a Fairfield home.

By Bay City News Services

UPDATE: 10:55 a.m. - Police are calling Saturday afternoon's shooting in Fairfield a murder-suicide after the gunman killed a man and woman and injured a second man before shooting himself.

The relationships and motivation for the shooting on the 5200 block of Venus Drive are still unclear, Fairfield police Officer Cleo Mayoral said. Police expect to release a more detailed timeline of events at the shooting, which appears to have started as a domestic dispute.

The fourth victim and 911 caller from the scene was treated and released Saturday from a local hospital after he suffered a gunshot wound to the ankle, Mayoral said.

The Solano County coroner's office has not released the names of the victims, Mayoral said.

10 a.m. - Three people died and one was injured in a shooting that potentially began with a domestic dispute in a Fairfield home Saturday afternoon, a police spokesman said.

A man who had been shot called police from inside a home on the 5200 block of Venus Drive at about 12:10 p.m., Officer Cleo Mayoral said.

"He said he'd been shot and that another man was in the home, shooting other people," Mayoral said.

Arriving officers didn't hear any gunshots from outside the home. When police entered the house, they found a man and woman who were pronounced dead at the scene from gunshot wounds, Mayoral said.

Another man was found with life-threatening gunshot wounds and taken to a local trauma center, where he was pronounced dead soon after arriving, Mayoral said.

The man who died at the trauma center is believed to be the shooter, Mayoral said. He said police had been at the home previously because of other incidents. All of the victims involved appeared to live in the home, police spokesman Sgt. Jeff Osgood said.

"There was apparently a lot of tension in the house," Mayoral said.

Mayoral was unable to immediately release information about the prior incidents.

It appeared as though the suspected shooter took his life with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Mayoral said.

A fourth victim was found in the home suffering from gunshot wounds that were not believed to be life threatening, Mayoral said.

The man who survived was the one that initially made the witness call, Mayoral said.

The names of the deceased victims were not released by the Solano
County coroner's office as of 4 p.m., Saturday.

Kris Jones May 11, 2011 at 12:20 AM
It is bad enough that it happened, but it happened in the middle of the day. I know this area and its close to Nelda Mundy. A lot of kids live in the area and many of them play outside on that block.


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