Two dead in northwest Santa Maria in possible murder-suicide; Police investigating

Two dead in northwest Santa Maria in possible murder-suicide; Police investigating

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Creston shooting

Santa Maria Police officers investigate a possible murder-suicide Thursday on West Creston Street in northwest Santa Maria.

Gunshots left two people dead in northwest Santa Maria on Thursday in an incident police say may be a murder-suicide.

A little before 3 p.m., Lt. Russ Mengel said dispatchers received the initial call about the gunshots inside a home in the 800 block of West Creston Street.

Officers discovered two bodies and are investigating, Mengel said.  

"It may be a murder-suicide, but we don’t know yet," he said. "We're calling it a suspicious death at the moment."

As of 5:30 p.m., Sgt. Marc Schneider said officers remained at the scene to investigate the circumstances of the two deaths.  

Schneider said there was no danger to the public. 

Creston

Santa Maria Police officers investigate a possible murder-suicide Thursday in northwest Santa Maria.

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