A Grover Beach man with terminal cancer is suspected of attempting to murder a woman and then killing himself.
Police received a 911 call just after 6 a.m. this morning from a man wanting to report a murder and a suicide.
When officers arrived, they found Francis Doyle, 81, of Grover Beach and a unidentified 81-year-old woman. Doyle had died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. The woman had been shot in the head but was able to give a statement to police, according to a press release.
A unregistered handgun was found at the scene, which Grover Beach Police think was used to commit the crime, according to the press release.
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The woman was transported to Arroyo Grande Community Hospital and was later transferred to Stanford, where she is in serious condition.
-- P. Kim Bui