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Dec 9, 2012 9:03 PM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Suspect in reservation shooting dies of wounds

PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a man suspected of shooting three people to death and wounding another on a California Indian reservation has died from his injuries in a shootout with police.

Officials say 31-year-old Hector Celaya died Sunday, hours after he was wounded during gunfire with Tulare County sheriff's deputies as he tried to flee in a vehicle.

Officials say Celaya, also shot his two daughters, ages 5 and 8, who were with him in the vehicle when he was apprehended about 2 a.m. Sunday.

It was unclear when the girls were shot. One girl suffered life-threatening injuries while the other girl was less seriously hurt.

A motive for the attacks was not immediately known.

The initial shooting was on the Tule Indian Reservation, which is about 50 miles north of Bakersfield.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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