A San Diego police cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

Authorities released the names Wednesday of a young couple who died in a murder-suicide at a Lake Murray-area neighborhood.

Patrol officers responding to reports of a shooting found the bodies of Thomas Hayes and Willow Singer, both 19, in the front doorway of the latter’s family home in the 6300 block of Budlong Lake Avenue shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to San Diego police.

Detectives determined that Hayes shot Singer, whom he had been dating, before killing himself with the same handgun, Lt. Anthony Dupree said.

Investigators were looking into whether there had been any prior history of violence between Hayes and Singer, the lieutenant said.

Updated at 12:25 p.m. Feb. 27, 2019

— City News Service

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