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Suspected gunman near PLNU in police custody

A suspect is now in custody in connection with a double homicide that occurred along Tarento Drive early Friday morning reported 10News.

“San Diego Police Department has confirmed that the suspect in the shooting on Tarento Drive from earlier this morning is now in custody. No further updates are expected,” stated PLNU’s emergency site.

The victims, one male and one female in their 60s, were found inside the home by San Diego police with multiple gunshot wounds and died at the UCSD Medical Center, reported KPBS.

“A domestic disturbance in a neighborhood close to campus at approx. 3 a.m. on Friday morning has resulted in the deaths of at least two non campus persons,” stated PLNU’s emergency site. “Police have indicated there is no need to lock down the campus as there are no suspects outstanding at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation.”

The text to students identified the incident this way: “A double homicide occurred near the PL campus at 3 a.m.,” the text from Public Safety said. “PD is on scene. No suspect is at large. See for more info.”

The 22-year-old suspect, whose name has not been released, was described as a white male, 6-foot-3 inches tall, 185 pounds, blonde hair and hazel eyes, reported San Diego 6. The Union Tribune-San Diego reported the man was armed with a handgun and taken to police headquarters for questioning.

The man may even be the victim’s son, according to San Diego 6.

“They do know each other. There might be a family nexus but we haven’t confirmed those elements,” said Lt. Paul Rorrison to the Union Tribune-San Diego.

According to San Diego 6 and Fox 5 San Diego, the incident, located on the 1000 block of Tarento Drive, was recorded in a 911 call at 3:11 a.m. Friday morning, police arrived around 3:15 a.m., the SWAT team arrived just after 4 a.m. and the suspect was arrested at 7:30 a.m.

10News reported that police and SWAT team members searched the neighborhood for the suspect who left the home after the shooting, at a nearby park and in the home where the shooting occurred. The suspect was found walking somewhere along Santa Barbara Street and Tarento Drive.

The suspect was armed when arrested. According to the Union Tribune-San Diego, the worry that the active shooter was still walking the neighborhood required a greater police presence. Residents were asked to stay inside their homes.

“Our suspect tried to breach the tape about a block away from the residence on Santa Barbara Drive. He was then noticed by a couple of patrol officers….they noticed he matched the suspect description and attempted to stop him,” Lt. Rorrison said to Fox 5 San Diego.