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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Two Found Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide (Update)

Posted By on Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 7:24 AM

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Update 12:40 p.m.: Police are releasing more details about last night's murder-suicide. According to Officer Gordon Shyy, a 60-year-old woman went to the nursing home to visit her 93-year-old mother at about 5:30 p.m. After two or three hours, staff members went inside the mother's room where they found both women shot to death.

"The door to the room had been closed at the staff did not notice anything was amiss during the visit, " Shyy tells us. "At this time, SFPD is investigating this incident as a murder suicide and this appears to be an isolated incident, meaning, we do not believe there are any other victims related to the two involved parties.

Original story 7:24 a.m.:San Francisco police are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide at a nursing home in the Western Addition last night.

At about 8:15 p.m. police were called to a nursing facility -- which news stations later identified as the Central Gardens Skilled Nursing Facility at 1355 Ellis St. -- to conduct a welfare check. When they arrived, they found two deceased people inside.

"After preliminary investigation it appears this incident was a murder-suicide," says Officer Gordon Shyy. "There are no further details at this time."

The Medical Examiner's Office said this morning they have identified both people, but would not release their names until family is notified.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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