VISTA–Authorities released the identities of a man and woman found shot inside their home December 29 in Vista.
The victim, who died at the scene, was identified as 51-year-old Xiongvang Thao. The suspect has been identified as 53-year-old Bouavang Thao. Bouavang Thao has been arrested and is currently under guard at a local hospital where he is being treated for a gunshot wound. He is being held without bail for one count of murder.
Sheriff’s deputies and Vista Fire Department personnel responded to a 9-1-1 call from within athe residence. The caller stated there were two people shot inside the residence and one was not breathing. The female was pronounced dead at the scene with a traumatic wound. The male was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment for a suspected gunshot wound.