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Two slain in Costa Mesa after domestic dispute ends in gunfire

An apparent domestic argument in Costa Mesa turned deadly Tuesday night when a gunman opened fire on a woman and her father, killing the pair in front of a home, according to police.

A 36-year-old man was apprehended at the scene after officers responded to a call of shots fired shortly before 6 p.m. in the 3400 block of Santa Clara Circle, said Lt. Bryan Glass of the Costa Mesa Police Department.

He said the suspected shooter is the ex-husband of the 32-year-old woman, who lived in Costa Mesa. Her father was a 62-year-old Downey resident, police said.

The shooting is under investigation, but Glass said the incident appeared to stem from a "domestic situation involving child custody."

No other details were immediately available.


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Another tragedy of the Orange County divorce machine. These attorneys, judge-for-day commissioners and 730 custody evaluators should once again be reminded that there are grandparents, siblings and other family members attached to their financial windfalls.

Wow, the defense would be so happy to have someone like you on the jury.

I don't know why my comments didn't make it through.
Anyway, yes these women are most deferentially playing with men's emotions when they keep the kids from seeing their fathers. Guys, Stay Calm Cool & Collective. Time is on our side. Don't let the word's that these women say to you/us get to you.

the real victim here is that kid that won't have a mother (and father) and
grandfather. Emotion is probably the culprit. Women, please, men feel for their kids too. And men, please, there is always a better way to deal with
issues after a divorce. Do it for the kids, think about them before you're gone from their lives.


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