Updated at 8:10 p.m.

A man and a woman were fatally shot at a Sunset Cliffs-area home early Friday, and the gunman — identified in media reports as their son — was arrested nearby.

The male victim called for help around 3:10 a.m. after the gunfire began in the 1000 block of Tarento Drive near Santa Barbara Street. The police dispatcher heard gunshots as the man asked for help shortly before the phone disconnected, San Diego Police homicide Lt. Paul Rorrison said.

Officers sent to the home found the mortally wounded man and woman inside, Rorrison said. Both were taken to UC San Diego Medical Center, but later died.

Police, SWAT team members and K-9 units searched the surrounding neighborhood for the alleged gunman.

A 22-year-old man armed with a handgun was arrested near the home about 7:45 a.m., the lieutenant said.

Neighbors told NBC7 the victims were David and Lissa Haynes. The television station identified the suspect as Peter Haynes, the victims’ son who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.

He asked anyone with additional information on the shootings to call police at (619) 531-2425, or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

— City News Service

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.