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Mesa PD investigating apparent murder-suicide

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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2013 9:57 pm

Mesa police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide at an apartment complex Saturday afternoon.

Sgt. Tony Landato of the Mesa Police Department said officers responded to an apartment complex near Extension Road and Main Street around 11:40 a.m. Saturday and had to force their way into an apartment where they discovered two "obviously injured subjects inside." The male and female victims were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Both victims are in their early 20s, Landato said. Police are investigating this as a murder-suicide. A handgun was found at the scene.

Officers said the victims had a four-year-old child together who was not around at the time of the incident. Landato said the child's father took him to another apartment approximately 45 minutes before officers received a 911 call.

Details as to the child's whereabouts were not known.

Police said they do not believe anyone else is involved. The names of the victims have not been released.

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