2 Adults found shot to death at north Phoenix home

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX -- Two adults have been found shot to death in a northwest Phoenix home.

The home is near 19th Avenue and Thunderbird Road.

Police went to the home when someone there called 911 just after 11 p.m. on Sunday.

A 68-year-old man lives at the home with his two adult sons, ages 37 and 39, and his 37-year-old girlfriend, according to police.

There is a history of problems between the oldest son and his father's girlfriend. She recently moved into the home, according to police.

The two apparently got into another argument and the son shot and killed his father's girlfriend before he shot and killed himself.

Police said another adult at the home saw what happened and that detectives are investigating the deaths as a possible homicide-suicide.

Police have been to the home at least once in the past for a domestic violence situation that apparently started with a dispute over fast food.

"It has been a problem since she moved in," said Sgt. Trent Crump with the Phoenix Police Department. "We responded out here in September on a domestic violence between the father's girlfriend and the son, the same son in this particular case, that were arguing one night in this home. Certainly a tragic incident this morning, waiting to notify all of the next of kin, obviously, but we'll get names out later this afternoon."

The Associated Press contributed to this report