Four dead in shooting near San Diego

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Posted: Jan 01, 2012 4:48 PM
Four dead in shooting near San Diego

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Four people were found shot dead in an apparent murder-suicide at a home near San Diego after shooting broke out in the early hours of New Year's Day, police said.

Authorities in Coronado, a tony island enclave off the coast of San Diego, were called to a condo shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday to investigate a report of shots fired at the residence, sheriff's Lieutenant Larry Nesbit said.

Officers arrived to find the body of an adult male with an apparent gunshot wound lying in the doorway of the building, he said. Further details of the other reported victims were not immediately available.

San Diego sheriff's homicide detectives said no one was being sought in connection with the deaths.

"Although we are early into the investigation, we do not believe we have any outstanding suspects," Nesbit said.

Navy police from the nearby base at North Island were brought in to determine if any of the victims were in the military, Nesbit said.

(Reporting by Marty Graham; Editing by Tim Gaynor and Colleen Jenkins)