Murder-suicide suspected at north Lake Tahoe motel

KINGS BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Authorities are investigating an apparent murder-suicide at a motel on the north shore of Lake Tahoe.

The Placer County sheriff's office originally said they were investigating what appeared to be a homicide after deputies responding to a report of shots fired found two victims at the Northwood Pines Motel in Kings Beach at about 4 p.m. Saturday.

But the sheriff's office said in a statement Monday afternoon a preliminary investigation indicates the manager of the long-term rental motel shot and killed a female tenant before turning the gun on himself.

Deputies say the manager showed up at the woman's room, started arguing then pulled out a gun and shot her. He also fired at the woman's boyfriend but missed as the boyfriend escaped through a bathroom window.

No names have been released. The investigation is continuing.

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