Two people men were killed and a woman injured in what Tulare County detective believe is a murder-suicide.
The incident remains under investigation as detectives try to figure out what sparked the violence between the gunman and the man and woman he shot.
Around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, deputies were called to Delta View Farms in Goshen for reports of a shooting. When deputies arrived, they found the body of 29-year-old Pedro Fernandez. The Armona man was dead.
Deputies also found a woman suffering from a gunshot wound. She was rushed to a nearby hospital and is in critical condition, sheriff's officials said.
A third man was later found dead at the scene of an apparent self-inflicted wound.
Detectives were called to the scene to collect evidence and interview witnesses.
After multiple interviews, detectives learned that Alfredo Preira, 61, of Hanford, walked into a cow barn. The victims were inside the barn working when Preira pulled out a gun. Preira shot and killed Fernandez, then shot the woman.
He walked away and then turned the gun on himself.
The relationship between Preira and the victims is unclear.
Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at 733-6218.
Sheyanne Romero is a journalist for the USA TODAY Network and Visalia Times-Delta.
This article originally appeared on Visalia Times-Delta: Tulare County detectives investigate murder-suicide at Goshen dairy