Sheriffs investigating Rodeo murder-suicide

A shooting that left two dead Wednesday in unincorporated Rodeo is being investigated as a murder-suicide, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office.

The shooting occurred around 2:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Sandy Cove Drive, sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee said.

Responding deputies found a female victim suffering from gunshot wounds in the driver’s seat of a vehicle. A man was on the street near the car, apparently suffering from a single gunshot wound, and a handgun was found close by.

Shortly after 3:30 p.m., the sheriff’s office announced on Twitter that the shooting left two dead.

The decedents are believed to have been “in a dating relationship,” according to deputies.

No other information about the case was immediately available.