Orange County SWAT deputies today entered a Mission Viejo home where a shot rang out around four hours earlier and found a man who had taken his own life, authorities said.
The suicide occurred in a home in the 24600 block of Mosquero Lane, said Lt. Jeff Hallock. The initial call of a shot fired came in around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, authorities said.
A woman fled the home and called the sheriff's department to report that her spouse was despondent and that she had heard a shot inside, Hallock said.
SWAT deputies arrived at the scene, neighbors in surrounding homes were evacuated, and attempts were made to contact the man, a videographer reported from the scene.
SWAT deputies entered the home around 3:30 a.m. and found the body, Hallock said.
--City News Service