A man and woman were found dead inside a two-story home in Oxnard Saturday in an incident police are calling a homicide.
Saul Lemus, 47, and Sinia Lemus, 35, died from apparent gunshot wounds, according to an Oxnard Police Department news release.
Their bodies were discovered in the 5400 block of Barrymore Drive about 4:40 p.m. after officers responded to a call that two people had been shot, the release stated.
The victims were a married couple, according to neighbor Sedona Carbajal. She said she believed the wife was a nurse, but was unsure of the husband's occupation.
"They're nice neighbors," Carbajal told KTLA.
Ashley Federis, a family friend, said the couple had two children, including a daughter who was set to graduate this month from high school. Their youngest child was classmates with his daughter.
He said he was shaking and began to cry when he first heard the news.
"I feel so bad ... it was really sad," Federis said.
Police did not immediately confirm the relationship between the victims, or whether the two resided at the home.
The two deaths were initially investigated as "suspicious," a police spokesperson told KTLA hours after the fatal shootings.
No further information was immediately provided; an investigation into the deadly shootings is ongoing.
Anyone with information, or who may have witnessed anything suspicious, has been urged to call police at 805-385-7605.
Anonymous tips can also be left through the Violent Crimes Hotline at 805-982-7070, or by calling Ventura County Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.