December 9, 2012

3 dead, 4 wounded in California reservation shooting

The Associated Press

PORTERVILLE, Calif. — Authorities said three people are dead and four others -- including two young girls -- are wounded after a shooting Saturday night on a Tulare County Indian reservation.

Sheriff's officials said when deputies were called to a trailer on the Tule Indian Reservation at 7:47 p.m. they found the body of a man and a woman in the trailer and a third body - a man - nearby.

Deputies also found a wounded male juvenile. His condition was not known.

Tulare County authorities did not immediately return a call to The Associated Press seeking details, but the Fresno Bee reports that a vehicle with the suspect - 31-year-old Hector Celaya - and his daughters, ages 5 and 8, was pulled over by deputies around 2 a.m. Sunday.

The newspaper said after an exchange of gunfire, Celaya was being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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