Two women were fatally shot early Friday inside a Chula Vista residence west of Lower Otay Lake, police said.
One of the women may have been in a relationship with Bell, and the victims — whose names were not immediately released — were believed to be related, Thunberg said. Nobody else was found inside the home, where Bell apparently stayed from time to time, and there were no signs of a break-in or forced entry, the lieutenant said.
CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Police found two women shot dead in a southern California townhome early Friday after a suspect called 911 and confessed to the homicides, reports CBS affiliate KFMB.
Officers were sent to the three-story townhome to conduct a welfare check and found the garage door open, Chula Vista police Lt. Eric Thunberg told reporters at the scene. In separate bedrooms on the third floor, they found two women dead of gunshot wounds.
Bodies found in home after suspect tells 911 he killed two women
Police say David Bell, 38, called 911 just after 3 a.m. and told dispatchers he had just murdered two women. He was found dead in a car in Norwalk several hours later after a search. He had apparently shot himself, the station reports.
Chula Vista police said Bell called 911 shortly after 3 a.m., telling emergency dispatchers he had just committed a double murder at a residence in the 2700 block of Apricot Court, which is just west of Lower Otay Lake near the Olympic Training Center.
While on the phone, Bell gave dispatchers the address of the Chula Vista townhome, where they found the garage door open and the two slain women in separate bedrooms on the third floor, the station reports.
Neighbors told police they heard between six to seven shots, Chula Vista police Lt. Eric Thunberg told the station. It wasnt immediately clear if anyone else reported the shooting before Bell.
Police search for gunman after 2 women found dead in Chula Vista
The women are believed to be related, and one may have been in a relationship with Bell, Thunberg said. The victims werent immediately identified. Thurnberg didnt provide a possible motive, but said Bell stayed at the townhome from time to time and that there were no signs of forced entry.
Before Bell was captured Friday, police described him as a known drug user who had access to firearms and should be considered armed and dangerous.