Police believe shooting of South couple drug related

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Police believe shooting of South couple drug related

Police are looking into the murder of one and the wounding of another as a possible drug-related attack.

Reports indicate that 30-year-old Ellen Joseph and her husband Robert Mendoza were relaxing in their Rancho Quemado home around 8:15p.m on Tuesday when two armed men entered the house. Although they were in the company of others, the gunmen fired several shots at the couple before escaping in a vehicle. Joseph, a student nurse, died while undergoing treatment at the hospital. Her husband was also treated and is warded in a serious condition.

The white Nissan Tiida that the men used to escape was found burnt near Los Iros beach. Police believe the suspects abandoned the car and used a boat to assist with their escape.

Police are continuing investigations.