Two people were killed in a shooting at a doctor’s office in Fresno, according to the Fresno Bee and other media reports.
Employees and patients were evacuated from the building.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. The Man & Woman Were an Estranged Couple
Lt. Joe Gomez of the Fresno Police told the Bee that the man and woman were found dead inside the building after police responded for a report of shots fired. Live video from the scene showed SWAT teams moving into the building.
Witnesses said they saw the man enter the building with a shotgun and shoot the woman.
The female victim was 33 and worked at the office, according to reports. Police identified the shooter as 43-year-old Moua Neng.
Police said the couple had several children together and were estranged, but weren’t sure if they were married.
2. The Shooting Happened in a Pediatric-Area of the Office
Witnesses said the shots were heard from a pediatrician’s office.
3. The Couple Was in a Dispute Over Child Custody
According to the Fresno Bee, a hearing was scheduled for May about a child custody issue.
Police said they investigated a domestic dispute involving the couple 11 years ago.
4. There Was No Hostage Situation
Police said there was never a hostage situation. There were others in the building, but they were not involved in the initial shooting and were hiding until police could get them, in case the shooter was still alive.
According to the Fresno Bee, several people were rescued by police through one of the office building’s windows.
A total of eight patients and eight employees fled from the building.
5. 2 Women & Children Were Hiding in the Office
According to ABC 30, two women, a child and a baby were the last to be taken out of the building. Police said they were hiding inside.