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By Jim Shilander and Andrea Papagianis

A man and woman were found dead, and an 8-year-old boy was critically injured, in a San Juan Capistrano home early Sunday, authorities confirmed.

Officials are investigating the deaths as homicides, Orange County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Lt. Jeff Hallock confirmed. No suspects have yet been identified.

Authorities have not released the names of the victims.

An emergency call came in to authorities early Sunday morning, Hallock said. Sheriff’s officials responded to a home in the 32000 block of Peppertree Bend where the two bodies and injured boy were found. According to a Coroner’s Office press release the victims were discovered at 1:46 a.m.

The young boy was transported to Mission Hospital’s trauma center in Mission Viejo in serious condition, said Capt. Steve Concialdi, spokesman for the Orange County Fire Authority. He is expected to survive.

Peppertree Bend is located near the intersection of Camino Del Avion and Del Obispo Street.

No details on the deceased victims’ injuries or ages have been released, due to the ongoing investigation.

The relationship between the victims is not known at this time.


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