Firefighters found the bodies of a man and two teenage boys inside a gutted home early Tuesday. Chula Vista Police investigators are calling the deaths an apparent murder-suicide unrelated to the fire. Police believe that the father shot and killed his two teenage sons before setting their Chula Vista home on fire and turning the gun on himself. Suicide notes were found at the home.
The house fire was reported at 1:37 a.m. Chula Vista firefighters extinguished it at about 2 a.m. Once inside, firefighters discovered the father’s body in the hallway and the bodies of two teens in their bedrooms, police told KFMB-TV.
The mother of the two teens arrived at about 8:20 a.m. and talked to the police for a few moments before shouting “No, no, no!” She was driven away in a police vehicle, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.