Three People Found Dead in Lakeside Area Home

An apparent murder-suicide leaves three dead in a home in the East County.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department says a SWAT team found three people dead late Friday night at a senior mobile home park in the Lakeside area.

According to a department news release, some residents at the Ridgecrest Community Mobile Home Park at 13500 Interstate Business Loop called 911 just after 11:30 p.m. after hearing shots fired.

Upon arrival, deputies learned a male might have shot a female after an argument and both were believed to still be inside the residence.

The Sheriff's Special Enforcement Detail responded to the scene and ultimately made entry into the residence. Upon making entry, deputies discovered two deceased females in their late 50's and a deceased male in his late 50's. All three decedents appear to have suffered fatal gunshot wounds.

The department release said, "At this point, it appears the male shot both females, then shot himself. The circumstances and motivations are under investigation."

The identities of the three are known but were being withheld until families are notified. Lt. Chris Steffen told the Times of San Diego the two women were sisters and the man was dating one of them.

(Photo reporting partner 10News)

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