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Two dead in murder-suicide on Live Oak Drive

Live Oak shooting
Posted at 10:37 AM, Feb 17, 2022

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs Police ruled a double shooting inside a home at the corner of Live Oak Drive and Bridgewater in southeast Colorado Springs a murder-suicide Thursday. The neighborhood is to the west of the Colorado Springs Airport.

According to CSPD, officers were called to the address at 9:30 a.m. where they found one man and one woman with gunshot wounds. Both were taken to area hospitals for treatment.

The man succumbed to his injuries after arriving to the hospital and the woman passed from her injuries on Saturday, February 20.

The man, who police say shot and killed 30 year old Nicole Vasquez of Colorado Springs, was 32-year-old Esteban Vazquez of Colorado Springs. His death was ruled a suicide by the El Paso County Coroner's Office.

The death of Vazquez marks the 10th homicide in Colorado Springs in 2022, compared to just 2 at this point in 2021.


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