3 dead in Calif. Indian reservation shooting

By TRACIE CONE
December 9, 2012
This undated photo provided by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department shows Hector Celaya, 31. Authorities say that Celaya is a suspect in shootings in which three people died and four others, including two young girls, were wounded Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, on the Tule River Indian Reservation in the Sierra foothills of California's Central Valley. (AP Photo/Tulare County Sheriff's Department)

PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Church bells have chimed in honor of three people killed in a shooting that also wounded a fourth person on an Indian reservation in California.

Authorities say 31-year-old Hector Celaya also shot and wounded his two daughters, ages 5 and 8, who were with him in the vehicle when he was apprehended about 2 a.m. Sunday.

Tulare County sheriff's Sgt. Chris Douglass says Celaya was wounded when he fired his weapon, prompting deputies to return fire.

The initial took place at the Tule Indian Reservation. Tribal council secretary Rhoda Hunter says the suspected shooter had what she described as a "real hard life."