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Murder-Suicide At Cemetery Leaves Three Dead [Updated]
Three people are dead following what police are calling a murder-suicide at Bellevue Memorial Park in Ontario on Saturday.
According to Ontario police, witnesses said a man was sitting in his car at the cemetery when three family members in their 60s arrived in a separate car around 3 p.m. NBC L.A. reports that the three walked up to a grave; one of the women was using a walker.
Then the man who had been apparently waiting, got out of the car, and quickly shot two of the family members—one man and one woman, according to ABC-7— before shooting himself.
The Press Enterprise reports the shooter fired just a few shots at close range.
The woman who was using the walker was left uninjured. Investigators said the three deceased were related by marriage and were visiting the grave of a family member, but did not release any other information. A motive has yet to be determined.
Updated 1:24 p.m.: City News Service reports that the two family members killed have been identified as married couple Misak Minasyan, 60, and Hripsime Minasyan, 59. The shooter was by 71-year-old Karapet Karajan, who detectives said had been married to the deceased wife's sister. Karajan had become estranged from the rest of the family, and was distraught over the Jan. 3 anniversary of his wife's death in 2011.
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