3 found dead in Sacramento County apartment was murder-suicide case, deputies say

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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Deputies said the deadly shooting involved a wife, husband and another man.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office says a triple shooting that left three people dead inside an apartment unit Saturday afternoon was a case of murder-suicide.

Investigators believe a husband killed his wife and another unidentified man before killing himself inside an apartment in the 5700 block of Shadow Creek Drive.

Deputies were called to the apartment around 3:30 p.m. Saturday to do a welfare check when they discovered the three adults dead of gunshot wounds.

“It is a murder-suicide. It looks like the husband went in and did kill his wife. Again by gunshot, there is another adult male that was killed. We have not yet identified him,” said Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Amar Gandhi.

While the circumstances leading up to the deadly shooting and the identities of the people who died are still unclear, the sheriff’s office says situations like these can be prevented.

“There are resources out there, whether it’s mental health, whether it’s relationships, whether it’s therapy– whether it’s something– but there are other methods for resolving these things,” said Gandhi.

Neighbors like Indu, who has lived in the neighborhood for three years, say they’re hoping to be a positive impact on their community.

“We need to have get together to know each other in the community what is happening, who is good, who is right,” said Indu. “We need to be you know, like, safe from risk so that there’s a better way of handling that sort of situation and contribute to the good community.”

Officials say there is no history of previous Sheriff’s Office calls to the apartment unit. Detectives are investigating the case and determining when the shooting happened.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.