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Alleged Murder-Suicide Leaves Three Dead in Carmichael

Feb 20, 2024 11:52AM ● By Annie Kerr

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) – According to media sources, horror and tragedy struck on the afternoon of Feb. 17 when deputies were called to a townhouse on the 5700 block of Shadow Creek Drive in Carmichael, a block west of Manzanita Avenue, for a welfare check. There, law enforcement discovered three deceased individuals, presumed to be the home’s residents.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office public information officer Amar Gandhi confirmed on Feb. 18 that all three victims died from gunshot wounds, according to media reports. He also said it’s a typically quiet neighborhood and there is no history of calls from the residence. Some neighbors said that they didn’t hear gunshots and that violence is a rarity in their neighborhood.

According to other media sources, Gandhi stated that homicide detectives have confirmed that two of the three deceased were a married couple, and the husband shot and killed his wife. Then he shot and killed an 18-year-old male who was inside the residence. After shooting the woman and man, according to law enforcement, the husband allegedly turned the gun on himself.

Authorities have not publicly identified the three residents who were found deceased in the home, as of press time. However, neighbors told law enforcement that the 18 year old was the couple’s son.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has yet to release the identities of the three individuals but is expected to in the coming days.

This is an ongoing investigation and the Carmichael Times will provide updates as soon as more information is released.