After receiving multiple reports of shots fired, sheriff’s deputies converged Tuesday night on the Hollister Village apartment complex in Goleta — where an apparent murder-suicide was discovered earlier in the day.
Shortly after 11:30 p.m., deputies began going door to door in the building checking on the welfare of residents, and eventually determined that the report was unfounded, Santa Barbara County sheriff’s spokeswoman Kelly Hoover said.
Residents were notified of the situation through the 9-1-1 system and urged to shelter in place.
On Tuesday morning, deputies were called out to the same building, where they found the bodies of two women — one in an apartment and one in a garage.
Hoover said investigators believe the deaths were a result of a murder-suicide.
Few details were released about the earlier incident.
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