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Suspect dead after shooting, killing 3 on Calif. Indian reservation

4:30 PM, Dec 9, 2012   |    comments
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PORTERVILLE, CA - Authorities say a man suspected of shooting three people to death and wounding another on a California Indian reservation has died from his injuries in a shootout with police.

Officials say 31-year-old Hector Celaya died Sunday, hours after he was wounded during gunfire with Tulare County sheriff's deputies as he tried to flee in a vehicle.

Officials say Celaya, also shot his two daughters, ages 5 and 8, who were with him in the vehicle when he was apprehended about 2 a.m. Sunday.

It was unclear when the girls were shot. One girl suffered life-threatening injuries while the other girl was less seriously hurt.

A motive for the attacks was not immediately known.

The initial shooting was on the Tule Indian Reservation, which is about 50 miles north of Bakersfield.

 

The Associated Press

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