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Santa Maria police investigating murder-suicide

Posted at 3:44 PM, Jan 16, 2020

UPDATE (Friday): Santa Maria police say the husband and wife were each shot once. Their names have not been released and the investigation is ongoing.

ORIGINAL STORY: A suspicious death investigation is underway in Santa Maria.

Police confirm a husband and wife in their late 50's are dead in what appears to be a murder-suicide. The Santa Maria Police Department says the motive is unknown at this time.

Santa Maria police say they were called to the 800 block of West Creston Street Thursday afternoon.

The investigation is in its early stages and police say they expect to be on scene for a while.

They add that they are not currently looking for anyone and there is no threat to the public.

KSBY has a crew headed to the scene and will have live reports on KSBY News at 5 and 6.