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Man Kills Girlfriend, Their 5-Year-Old Twins In Murder-Suicide

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EAST LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A man, enraged in a fight with his girlfriend, shot her and their five-year-old twins in the family SUV, but spared the lives of three teenagers, detectives said Sunday.

Sheriff’s detectives say Salvador Acevedo, 45, was driving an SUV carrying his girlfriend, 33-year-old Iris Oseguera, the couple’s fraternal twins and three teenagers, when he began fighting with Oseguera Saturday night. Officials say that during the dispute, Acevedo pulled out a handgun and shot Oseguera and the twins. The victims were all shot in the upper torso area.

The three teens who witnessed the shooting were not harmed, according to officials. After the murders, Acevedo dropped the teens off with a relative, who called authorities. Deputies located Acevedo’s vehicle stopped in the 1100 block of South Hicks Avenue, just south of Olympic Boulevard. Officials say that Acevedo was suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. A handgun was recovered in the vehicle.

Acevedo and Oseguera were declared dead at the scene. The boy and girl were declared dead at County-USC Medical Center, according to sheriff’s officials.

Sheriff’s detectives have not released the relationship between Acevedo and the three teenagers.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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