California golf course argument leads to a shooting, fire; 5 dead, police say

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At least five people have been found dead in California following a fight on a golf course that led to a shooting and a fire, officials said.

The incident occurred on Friday, when authorities responded to reports of shots fired around 11:30 p.m., at the Casa Grande Mobile Estates, a mobile home park in Santa Maria, a town about 160 miles northwest of Los Angeles, california.


A long-running feud between the three men, seemingly cooked up in the mobile home park and golf course”, residents said. The authorities, who are Reunited for a Period, ‘ 70s, and Richard Cocks, 78, and the victims who were fatally shot, according to the Santa Maria Times.

“These three young men were bound to each other for a long, long time,” resident Jim Castro, told the news source.

Once in front of the mobile home to the property, investigators allegedly found a man fatally shot in the Casa Grande, the clubhouse and the other dead, on the grass in the area, and the Santa Maria Police Chief Phil Hansen said. The three bodies were found in the rubble of the suspect’s burned-out mobile home, officials said.

The names of the dead will be released once the coroner’s office to confirm their identity.

The gunman is believed to have fled to his mobile home went up in flames a moment later, a small explosion. The blaze spread to nearby homes before it was put out by the fire brigade, from where the ammunition was, apparently, exploding from the shooter’s mobile home.


A man who lives in the area, told the Santa Maria Times that he was in his driveway, and “heard three or four pops.'”

“I thought it was a firework it was, you know, because they weren’t very loud, and that’s why I don’t get a lot of attention. People are shooting off fireworks in and around it for a week,” the unnamed resident said. “The next thing I know, all hell breaks loose, smoke, and fire, police, guns, breaking glass, and then there are all of these” pop-pop-pop.’ It was a scary thing.”

The chief of police said, “the ammunition was cooking off in a” mobile home fire, working the fire.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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