Murder-suicide goes wrong while kids in home

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Several kids at home at the time
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PHOENIX - A man is dead and a woman is fighting for her life in what police are callling a failed murder-suicide attempt in Phoenix.

Around 2 a.m. on Sunday police responded to a shots fired call at a home near 49th Avenue and Thomas.

When they arrived officers found a man and a woman with gun shot wounds. The man has been identified as 36-year-old Alejandro Garcia. The woman is 39-year-old Lorena Arellanes.

Investigators believe a fight between the two led up to the violence. Police say they got into an argument and Garcia shot Arellanes three times before turning the gun on himself.

According to police, several children were home at the time of the shooting. Garcia died from his injuries and Arellano remains in critical condition.