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A man killed three people and reportedly shot his own young daughters before being shot by police on the Tule River Indian Reservation.
A man is in custody after a shooting on a Central California Indian reservation that killed three people and wounded four others, including two young girls, authorities said.
FOX reports that a 911 call reporting shots fired brought deputies from the Tulare County sheriff's office to a trailer on the Tule Indian Reservation Saturday night where they found the body of a man and a woman inside. A third body was nearby.
A third victim, a male juvenile, was wounded and taken to a local hospital.
The Fresno Bee identifiedthe suspect in custody as 31-year-old Hector Celaya. Celaya reportedly got into a green Jeep Grand Cherokee with his two daughters, aged 8 and 5.
NBC News reports that a deputy tried to stop the suspect's vehicle but that the driver kept going. The driver eventually stopped on the side of a road and shots were fired between police and the suspect.
Celaya was reportedly shot and transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, the sheriff’s office said.
NBC also reports that detectives said the suspect had also shot the two children. Authorities told NBC that one child had life-threatening injuries and the other had non-life-threatening injuries.
The reservation where the shooting took place is 50 miles north of Bakersfield, CA.