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3 of 4 people fatally shot in Santa Clarita house identified

L.A. County Sheriff detectives and crime scene investigator at house on Startree Lane in Santa Clarita,where four people were found shot to death Friday.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

A coroner’s official has identified three of four people shot to death inside a Santa Clarita home in what investigators believe was a murder-suicide involving family members.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies found the bodies at the house Friday after getting a call from someone concerned about the family.

Lt. Rodney Moore said the husband and wife, their college-age daughter and preteen son were found shot to death in what appears to be a murder-suicide carried out by the husband. Police are not looking for any suspects.

The coroner’s office Sunday identified three of the deceased as Amy Suzanne Birnkrant, 47; Drew Taylor Birnkrant, 20; and Sean Birnkrant, 11.

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