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.
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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.