Ex Reportedly Whipped Out Semiautomatic in Fullerton Love Triangle Shootings: Update

The shootings happened in and around this car.
The shootings happened in and around this car.
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UPDATE, NOV. 19, 8:43 A.M.: More details on Wednesday's 1:30 p.m. shooting on East Ash Avenue, at Harbor Boulevard.

It was the Fullerton Police Parking Control officer who heard the gunshots and found the two men who'd been shot in and near a four-door Toyota sedan. The woman in the reported "love triangle" had been the driver, her boyfriend had been in the front passenger seat and her ex had been in a back seat when a fight broke out. According to reports, the ex got out of the car, pulled out a semiautomatic weapon, fired into the car to shoot the boyfriend and then turned the gun on himself.

You can see bullet holes in the windshield.
You can see bullet holes in the windshield.
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ORIGINAL POST, NOV. 19, 6:30 A.M.: One man was dead and another was clinging to life Wednesday in a clash tied to what Fullerton Police called a "love triangle."

Officers on patrol heard gunshots around 1:30 p.m. that sent them to Harbor Boulevard and Ash Avenue, where they arrived to see a man turn a gun on himself, according to Fullerton Police Sgt. Kathryn Hamel.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, and a second man who had been shot nearby was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, said Hamel, who described them as being in their late 30s or early 40s. Who was shot when was confirmed by a parking officer who witnessed the whole thing, the spokeswoman added.

A woman who had been with the men--but was not injured--was questioned by police, who learned the man who shot himself was either her estranged or common-law husband, Hamel said.

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