Santa Cruz police investigate 2 shooting deaths

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- Police in Santa Cruz are investigating two suspicious deaths that were reported Tuesday.

Officers responded Tuesday at 6:49 p.m. to an apartment in the 100 block of Chestnut Street on a report of suspicious circumstances.

Police said the initial call indicated a man and a woman had been locked inside a room in an apartment for an extended period of time. Neither person answered phone calls from a concerned relative.

Officers discovered the two people deceased from apparent gunshot wounds, police said.

The deceased man is a 35-year-old from Santa Cruz, and the deceased woman is a 23-year-old visiting from out of the area.

The identification of the two is being withheld until their family is notified, police said.
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