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Police: 2 dead, 1 hurt in possible Mesa murder-suicide

Posted at 4:47 AM, Feb 05, 2018

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.