The next morning, officers from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office were on the scene of a shooting that killed three people and wounded four others at a home in the city of Larkspur, California.
A motive was not immediately known.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the victims were three women and a man who lived at the house.
They were shot and killed by deputies in the backyard of the home, which is owned by an undocumented immigrant named Jose Luis Hernandez.
Deputies who responded to the home responded to a report of an unresponsive person.
Hernandez was later taken into custody and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the Los Angeles County Sheriff said in a statement.
The sheriff said the house was empty, with no evidence of forced entry.
The next day, deputies went to a home near the city and found a woman dead in the living room.
The victim, who was Hispanic, was identified as Sandra Ramos.
She was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The other woman who died had a gunshot wound to the head, according to the sheriff’s office.
Hernandez was being held at a hospital for questioning, according the sheriff.
Homicides and gun violence have been high in the California city of 8 million, where more than 30 people have been killed in 2017, according an Associated Press count.