Brother, sister shot dead in San Diego neighborhood

Brother, sister shot dead in San Diego neighborhood

SAN DIEGO (AP) – San Diego police say a man and a woman shot dead in a residential neighborhood were brother and sister, and the suspect is a male acquaintance who had been arguing with the siblings.

The Union-Tribune newspaper said Monday that officials identified the gunman as 39-year-old Felipe Vega and said he is considered armed and dangerous.

Police said officers responding to reports of gunfire in the Southcrest neighborhood Sunday night found the victims in the street with gunshot wounds. They died at the scene.

Investigators say Vega is suspected of opening fire following an argument, and then running away.

The names of the victims, a man and a woman in their 20s, were withheld pending family notification.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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