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Murder-suicide captured on video
Names of victims released
Three persons died in a Monday morning shooting at Windmere Apartments in what police believe is a murder-suicide. - photo by Jeff Benziger

A man, woman and a 12-year-old boy were killed early Monday in a deadly shooting at the Windmere Apartments in what police labeled a murder-suicide.

Police were dispatched to the apartments in the 2700 block of Roeding Road at 2:13 a.m. When they arrived they found three people fatally shot. The preliminary investigation revealed that Jang Singh, 55, of Ceres, shot and killed his wife, Manpreet Kaur, 34, of Ceres, and her son, Gurman Singh, 12, of Ceres, before turning the gun on himself.

The woman, who married Singh four years ago, and her son moved from India to live with Singh approximately four months ago.

The shootings were captured on a surveillance video system installed inside the apartment some time ago. That video showed that Jang Singh, for some unknown reason, entered the living room and without provocation shot both Manpreet and Gurman as they slept in the living room. The mom and son were sleeping in the living room because Jang’s 80-year-old mother was spending the night in a bedroom. Jang Singh then walked into his bedroom and shot himself. His mother, woken by the horror of what happened, sought help from neighbors who called 911. 

Ceres Police Department detectives are conducting a thorough and comprehensive investigation. Anyone with information about the homicides are asked to contact Detective Matthew Berlier at 538- 5616.