Roseville police: Man allegedly admitted to killing two juveniles, two adults

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ROSEVILLE, Calif. (KTXL) -- Police in Roseville and Mount Shasta are investigating a quadruple homicide after a suspect told officers he had allegedly killed four people.

Around noon Monday Roseville police received a call from Mount Shasta about the homicide. The suspect, identified as 53-year-old Roseville resident Shankar Hangud, apparently admitted to the killings. The suspect adding that he had driven there with a body inside his car.

Shankar Hangud, 53, allegedly admitted to killing four people, including two adults and two juveniles.

The victims have been identified as two adults and two juveniles, according to the Roseville Police Department.

Three of the victims were located at the Carmel at Woodcreek West apartment complex on Junction Boulevard. The fourth victim, identified as an East Indian male adult, was found in the suspect's car.

Neighbors at the apartment complex Tuesday were in disbelief.

"It still shatters you inside. It leaves you feeling a sense of vulnerability," neighbor Mary Burgess said.

Investigators believe the suspect left Roseville with the adult victim within the last week and traveled to unknown places in Northern California before reaching Mount Shasta.

According to Roseville police, the victims were killed over a few days' time.

Investigators believe the victims are all related to the suspect but are waiting for official coroner reports.

"They were quiet. They don't talk too much much to nobody," neighbor Tuang Nguyen, who lived two doors down from the scene, told FOX40.

Dry Creek Schools Superintendent Brad Tooker issued a statement Tuesday to say one of the victims may have been a student at Silverado Middle School.

"It is with a heavy heart I inform you, pending confirmation from authorities, we believe one of the victims in the Carmel at Woodcreek West apartment complex homicide may have been one of our treasured Silverado Middle School students."

Hangud sat in jail Tuesday night but just last year he was a data scientist working for Alluma, a nonprofit technology and policy company on Sacramento's Capital Mall. He had been at the job for two years, according to Alluma Chief Communications Officer Katie Tamony.

"It's just very tragic and I feel terrible for his family," Tamony said.

The motive for the crime is unknown at this time. Hangud is facing four counts of murder.

Hangud did not appear to have any criminal history in Placer County beyond a speeding ticket in December 2016.

Anyone with information about Hangud's family or his journey to Mount Shasta is asked to contact the Roseville Police Department.

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