Couple found dead at rec ballfield


A Kens­ing­ton man shot a fe­male ac­quaint­ance to death be­fore tak­ing his own life on Sat­urday at the Lawn­crest Re­cre­ation Cen­ter.

Po­lice were called to the city-owned fa­cil­ity at 6:44 p.m. in re­sponse to a re­port of a shoot­ing. They ar­rived to find a wounded man and wo­man ly­ing in a base­ball field, said Of­ficer Christine O’Bri­en, a po­lice de­part­ment spokes­wo­man.

Para­med­ics pro­nounced Marix Her­linda Gu­ti­er­rez, 28, of the 200 block of Ben­ner St. in Lawndale, and Mar­lon Gar­cia, 31, of the 1000 block of E. Tioga St. in Kens­ing­ton, dead at the scene with­in minutes.

De­tect­ives be­lieve that Gar­cia used a .38-caliber re­volver to shoot Gu­ti­er­rez in the chest and him­self in the chin. A do­mest­ic dis­pute was the motive, O’Bri­en said. Gar­cia and Gu­ti­er­rez were not re­lated. ••


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