NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org/Emily Osterberg, 714.647.1840, EOsterberg@ocsd.org
Clothing Boutique Shooting Investigated as Murder-Suicide
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. – (October 25, 2014) – On Saturday, October 25, 2014 at approximately 2:01 p.m., Orange County Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a shooting at Bliss Clothing Boutique located at 167 Avenida Del Mar. Responding deputies were contacted by an employee of the Bliss Clothing Boutique who indicated a shooting was occurring inside the business. Based on information provided to deputies that an active shooter was inside the business, the Sheriff’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team and Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT) was requested.
At approximately 2:40 p.m., specially trained deputies assigned to the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) made entry and discovered an adult male and female deceased inside the business. Based on evidence obtained from the scene and information received from witnesses, investigators suspect the male deceased in what is being investigated as a murder-suicide. A handgun believed to be used in the murder-suicide was recovered from the scene.
The identities of the deceased are pending official confirmation and next of kin notification.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at (714) 647-7000. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or at occrimestoppers.org.
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