NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org
Murder-Suicide Suspect & Victim Identified
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. – (November 1, 2014) – On Friday, October 31 2014, Orange County Sheriff’s investigators initiated an investigation following a shooting that occurred at the Camden Apartment complex located at 26871 La Alameda. At approximately 8:36 p.m., deputies responded to reports of a shooting and discovered the deceased bodies of an adult male and female in the parking area of the apartment complex. The deceased were discovered outside of the female victim’s vehicle in the parking area of the complex. Following the preliminary investigation and evidence collected at the scene, the incident is being investigated as a murder-suicide.
The deceased have been identified as Scott E. Gimbel, 50, Mission Viejo and Linda Sachs Gimbel, 44, San Clemente.
Investigators believe that during the course of a child-custody exchange, Scott shot and killed Linda with a handgun, before turning the weapon on himself. The Gimbel’s 13 year old and 7 year old children were present but were not injured during the incident. The handgun believed to be used in the shootings was recovered at the scene.
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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