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Hector Celaya shot his daughter, his mother and two other relatives at the Tule River Indian Reservation Saturday.
A call placed to 911 revealed that shots were fired shortly after 7:45 p.m. It stated that the gunman had fled in his green Jeep Cherokee, and both his daughters were with him. Police tried to locate him and an Amber Alert was issued, reports The Los Angeles Times.
Th police were able to track him using his cellphone.
Celaya was eventually spotted near the town of Lindsay. He refused to stop and prompted a low speed car chase. “ It wasn’t a major pursuit, he just wouldn’t pull over,” says Srgt. Chris Douglass
Shortly before 2 a.m the Jeep stopped and shots were fired inside the vehicle, the deputies then opened fire on the vehicle. Celaya and his oldest daughter, Alyssa, 8, were found dead, the youngest, Linea, was only wounded.
The Associated Press reports that Celaya had also killed his mother Irene Celaya and 61-year old brother Francisco and Bernard Franco, 53. Celaya's son Andrew was among the wounded.
Douglass told reporters that Celaya had been known to law enforcement and known to use drugs though details were not provided.