Read as much as you want on BostonGlobe.com, anywhere and anytime, for just 99¢.

4 dead in Calif. Indian reservation shooting

A suspect killed three at Tule Lake Indian Reservation in California, where tribal police headquarters is located.

Tracie Cone/Associated Press

A suspect killed three at Tule Lake Indian Reservation in California, where tribal police headquarters is located.

PORTERVILLE, Calif. — The church bell that rings to announce the deaths of tribal members on the Tule River Indian Reservation tolled four times Sunday after a man killed his mother and her two brothers, wounded three of his young children, then died in a shootout with police.

Authorities cornered Hector Celaya, 31, on a road in citrus orchards 30 miles from the reservation and six hours after the shootings Saturday night. In the car with him were two daughters, Alyssa, 8, and Linea,5. One had life-threatening injuries; the other did not. Police did not say which.

Continue reading below

Authorities have not disclosed what motivated Celaya to kill his relatives, who lived in a travel trailer on the reservation of about 800 people.

Deputies found Celaya by tracking his cellphone. A chase ensued, and he eventually pulled over in a rural area. He opened fire, prompting deputies to return fire, sheriff’s spokeswoman Chris Douglass said. He was shot during the exchange of gunfire, she said. He died later at a hospital.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week