Contra Costa County deputies investigating apparent murder-suicide

Sheriff's deputies are investigating two deaths in the Pittsburg area, a spokesman for the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office said in an email Thursday afternoon.

Spokesman Jimmy Lee confirmed that two people appeared to have been shot in a parked vehicle in the area of Nortonville and Kirker Pass roads. Deputies were dispatched to that area at 9:33 a.m. 

Both victims, a man and a woman were pronounced dead at the scene. 

The sheriff's office said this incident appears to be a murder-suicide. The identities of the victims are not being released at this time.

Anyone with any information on this case is asked to contact the Office of the Sheriff at (925) 646-2441 or Investigation Division at (925) 313-2600. For any tips, email: or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.

This is a developing news story.