SANTA MARIA The Santa Maria Police Department has identified the two victims from a fatal shooting that occurred earlier this month as Roberto Alcala Ramirez, 64, and Zoila Reyna Ramirez, 58.
On Jan. 16, police were called to a residence in the 800 block of West Creston. Upon arrival, officers located two deceased adults who each sustained a gunshot wound. The preliminary investigation indicated a murder-suicide and the victims were identified as husband and wife, according to authorities.
The department’s Detective Bureau is continuing its investigation and is still attempting to identify a motive. Anyone with information related to the investigation is asked to contact Detective Silver at 805-928-3781 ext. 1346.
Information for Domestic Violence Solutions of Santa Barbara County can be located at dvsolutions.org or by calling the 24-hour Crisis & Information Hotline at (805) 925-2160 (Santa Maria). Additionally, those in need of mental health assistance can call the Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness Crisis Response and Service Access Line at 1-888-868-1649, or Safe Alternatives for Treatment of Youth (SAFTY) at 1-888-334-2777. A National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is also available at 1-800-273-8255.