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Elk Grove family disturbance turns deadly

An Elk Grove man fatally shot himself after wounding his niece in a Thursday night dispute at their residence in the 8900 block of Grovetree Way, officials said.

Police were called to the disturbance at 8:40 p.m. by nearby residents, said Officer Christopher Trim, Elk Grove Police Department spokesman.

Officers arrived to find a 29-year-old woman leaving the home with injuries to her arm and abdomen from a single gun shot, Trim said.

After being ordered to exit the home, other family members said the woman’s uncle was inside and had shot himself, Trim said.

Officers entered the home to find the uncle dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound from a handgun. Both parties lived at the residence, Trim said.

The woman’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Ed Fletcher: 916-321-1269, @NewsFletch

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