Gunshots left two people dead in northwest Santa Maria on Thursday in an incident police say may be a murder-suicide.
A little before 3 p.m., Lt. Russ Mengel said dispatchers received the initial call about the gunshots inside a home in the 800 block of West Creston Street.
Officers discovered two bodies and are investigating, Mengel said.
"It may be a murder-suicide, but we don’t know yet," he said. "We're calling it a suspicious death at the moment."
As of 5:30 p.m., Sgt. Marc Schneider said officers remained at the scene to investigate the circumstances of the two deaths.
Schneider said there was no danger to the public.