MESA, AZ - Mesa police say two people were found dead and a third victim was found wounded after an apparent murder-suicide in an apartment.
Officers responded to the El Rancho Apartments near Horne and Main Street around 1 a.m. Monday for a report of shots fired.
When crews arrived on scene a man and woman were found dead, while another woman was found suffering from a gunshot wound outside of the apartment. Police say a small child was also in the apartment at the time but was not injured.
The surviving victim has been identified as 35-year-old Sharice Anderson.
Police have identified the victim in the case as 23-year-old Chelsey Anderson and the suspect as 24-year-old Tyler Ruiz.
Ruiz was pronounced dead at the scene from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and Chelsey Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene from a gunshot wound.
Police say Ruiz and Chelsey were in a relationship. Chelsey and Sharice are sisters, according to police.
Police say Ruiz and Chelsey's 19-month-old son was released to family members.
The motive behind the shooting is under investigation, according to police.