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Brothers, 10 and 12, found shot to death in Chino Hills ravine [Updated]

July 27, 2010 |  5:33 pm

Two brothers were found shot to death Tuesday in a ravine near Butterfield Ranch in Chino Hills, San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials reported.

Authorities said they received a call shortly before noon from a family member who discovered the bodies of Bryan Gonzalez, 12, and Christian Gonzalez, 10, in the 6200 block of Mystic Canyon Drive between Twin Knowles Drive and Via La Cresta.

The brothers were pronounced dead at the scene.  Autopsies will be conducted, authorities said.

[Updated at 5:40 p.m.: Details about the deaths have not been released, but police were called to the scene after neighbors heard gunshots. The boys’ family is at the scene and they are cooperating with investigators, said San Bernardino County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindy Bachman.

“The initial indication at the scene is that they don’t have an outstanding suspect, that this incident occurred with just the two boys involved. However they have not completely ruled out foul play," Bachman said.

Bachman said the boys were found by a family in a ravine behind their mobile home on the 6200 block of Mystic Canyon Drive in Chino Hills. The boys lived on a ranch, but no additional information about the family was available.]

-- Dan Weikel and Phil Willon