San Diego police say the man shot himself to death after shooting his wife and four sons at a Paradise Hills home Saturday, killing his wife and three of his sons, with the 4th son fighting for his life.
Police were called to a home on Flintridge Dr. about 7 a.m and found a young boy covered in blood inside the home. Three other boys, their mother, and their father were found inside with apparent gunshot wounds.
A 3-year-old and the 29-year-old mother were pronounced dead at the scene, according to SDPD Lt. Matt Dobbs. The boys' 31-year-old father, believed to be the shooter, was also among the dead.
A 5-year-old, 9-year-old, and 11-year-old were rushed to a nearby hospital. Two of those children died and the other was taken into emergency surgery in critical condition, according to police. The names of the victims were not immediately.released.
Police said the shooting was related to domestic violence and called it a "murder-suicide." A restraining order was filed Friday by the mother against the father, but had not been served as of Saturday. Police believe the father was aware of the order.
Saturday morning, police said the father came to the residence and got into an argument with his wife, before using a handgun to shoot his family and then himself. Police say the four boys and their mother lived on the property with several other relatives. The father was not currently living at the property, adding that the parents were going through a divorce.
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