A California woman was shot dead by her ex-husband on Saturday while she was working at a store in the mall. After killing his ex-wife, the suspect attempted to kill himself, but survived the gunshot wound.
The shooting took place at Ventura County shopping mall in the afternoon.
The victim was 29-year-old Parisa Siddiqi and the suspect as 33-year-old Kevin Crane, reported NBC4.
The victim and the suspect are a divorced couple with two children, according to Garo Kuredjian, of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. The couple’s children were found safe and are now in the care of relatives.
The shooting took place around 2:15 p.m. at the Paper Source, a stationery store at the Thousand Oaks shopping center, according to the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. After Siddiqi was shot multiple times, Crane shot himself in the head and was taken to a hospital in critical condition, reported the Ventura County Star.
Authorities said Crane had argued with his ex-wife before opening fire in the store.
Before the shooting, Crane had been part of a high-profile real estate team in Southern California. In December, Crane represented rapper Big Sean in a $8.7 million purchase of the former home of Guns ‘N Roses guitarist Slash, reported the Real Deal.
As of Sunday afternoon, authorities had not been able to find evidence of a restraining order, prior domestic violence incidents involving the couple, or a criminal record for Crane.
A single handgun reportedly used in the shooting was recovered at the scene. Sheriff's Capt. Garo Kuredjian described the investigation as "very rapidly evolving,” meaning information could change as the investigation progresses.
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