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Domestic Violence Incident Turns Deadly

Monday night, one man was found dead and one woman was hospitalized after a shooting in the Palms Trailer Park in Dothan.

Twenty-two-year-old Israel Sanchez Garcia went into the home of his 17-year-old ex-girlfriend Monday night and shot her in the upper chest.

She is in critical condition in the hospital.

Somewhere in the timeframe following, Garcia fired one shot into his own chest, committing suicide.

"He was upset, went to the location last night, circled the location several times making some verbal gestures toward her then he kicked in the front door of the mobile home," said Dothan Police Chief John Powell.

There are visible bullet holes in the side of the trailer where the victim called home.

Police believe she may have attended a local high school.

Several more questions need to be answered in this ongoing investigation, but in the meantime, one young woman is on the minds of her neighbors after this tragic incident.

Police say the language barrier makes this investigation difficult, as the family members of those involved speak only Spanish.


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