The five people killed in a domestic violence murder-suicide in Paradise Hills were identified Sunday on a GoFundMe page set up by a family member.
The deaths occurred Saturday morning at a home in the 2100 block of Flintridge Drive. A man in the midst of a divorce a shot his wife and four children before turning the gun on himself.
The woman — identified as Sabrina Rosario, 29 — and three of the children were killed. Enzie Valdivia, 3, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two of his brothers — 5-year-old Zuriel Valdivia and 11-year-old Zeth Valdivia — died a short time later at hospitals.
A fourth boy, 9-year-old Ezekiel Valdivia, underwent emergency surgery Saturday and remained in critical condition Sunday.
The father was identified as Jose Valdivia, 31.
On the GoFundMe page — which had raised more than $13,000 as of Sunday afternoon — Karl Albright, the brother of the now-dead mother of four, identifies himself as the organizer of the fundraising effort.
“The family will be placing Sabrina, 29, Zeth, 11, Zuriel, 5, Enzi, 3, to rest,” he wrote. “Ezequiel, 9, is fighting for his life in intensive care on full life support.”
San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit said Saturday that it appeared the couple had been going through a divorce process and the husband was not currently living at the home. The wife had sought a restraining order against her husband around Nov. 1 after officers responded to the home to “preserve the peace” amid an argument about property.
The wife received a copy of the temporary restraining order against her husband on Friday.
“It is still unclear if the restraining order had been legally served, but we do believe the male was aware of it,” Dobbs said. “It appears the male came to the residence in the morning and an altercation ensued. The male used his gun to shoot his wife and children, before turning the gun on himself.”
At around 6:40 a.m. Saturday, an argument could be heard in the background by 911 dispatchers when a call came in from the home. When police arrived, an officer saw a child through a back window inside on the ground covered in blood.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer said on Twitter, the tragedy Sunday in Paradise Hills is terribly sad. All of San Diego mourns for the family and the surrounding neighborhood. This senseless act of violence goes against everything our community stands for and we will get through this together.
— City News Service