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Couple killed in Jurupa Valley high school shooting identified

September 29, 2011 |  8:44 am

Patriot High School shooting

A couple shot to death in an apparent murder-suicide in the parking lot of Patriot High School in Jurupa Valley were identified Thursday by the Riverside County coroner's office.

Maria Celia Aguirre, 61, of Riverside was a volunteer at the high school. She was taken to Riverside Community Hospital where she was pronounced dead after the 10:40 a.m. Wednesday shooting.

Her husband, Donaciano Aguirre, 64, also of Riverside, was pronounced dead in the school parking lot.

News agencies quoted witnesses who said he shot his wife, then himself.

Riverside County sheriff’s investigators have not specified a motive in the shootings.

The incident took place as the first lunch period was beginning. A deputy sheriff who works on campus heard shots, locked down the campus and went to investigate.

No students were hurt in the incident, officials said.

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Photo: A view from TV video of Patriot High School in Jurupa Valley. Credit: KTLA-TV

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