Two Dead in Suspected Murder-Suicide at Goleta Motel

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Update by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
November 26, 2021

Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a shooting at the Best Western in the 5600-block of Calle Real in Goleta. At approximately 11:10 a.m. on Thursday, November 25, 2021, deputies responded to the area for a report of an unknown type of disturbance. When deputies arrived, they found an adult female and adult male both suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

Deputies believe that the male subject is the suspect, and the female is a victim. This is an apparent murder-suicide, and detectives do not believe there are any additional outstanding suspects. Both parties were transported to area hospitals, but they did not survive. The male suspect was pronounced deceased on Thursday, November 25, 2021, at 11:44 a.m. and the female was pronounced deceased at 3:40 p.m.

Sheriff’s detectives and forensics responded to the scene and the investigation remains ongoing. The identity of the decedents as well as their relationship to one another is not yet available for release, pending notification to next of kin. The coroner’s investigation that will determine the official cause and manner of death is planned for next week.


By edhat staff
November 25, 2021

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a shooting that took place at a Goleta motel Thursday morning.

At 11:10 a.m., officers arrived at the Best Western in the 5600 block of Calle Real after a reported shooting.

An adult female victim and an adult male suspect have both been transported to the hospital with serious injuries, according to the Sheriff's Office.

No additional suspects are outstanding.

This is a developing story.

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Byzantium Nov 27, 2021 09:42 AM
Two Dead in Suspected Murder-Suicide at Goleta Motel

PSTAR, Assumptions are not accusations. Assumptions in this current context are valid. We are now living in unstable and often violent times, lost in a swirl of misinformation. And I agree, that is sad. Best antidote- immediate transparency. And holding back on accusations. But casting assumptions does accurately reflect the temperature of our times.

a-1638037280 Nov 27, 2021 10:21 AM
Two Dead in Suspected Murder-Suicide at Goleta Motel

I know this is tacky, but who cleans up this kind of mess? I feel sorry for the people who have to and the workers at the hotel that have to deal with the aftermath of this kind of incident. It is all so sad.

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