A California man was arrested after he reportedly live streamed the fatal shooting of his father and stepmother.
The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office told Newsweek on Friday that murder charges have been filed against 23-year-old Irvin Hernandez Flores in the death of his father and stepmother.
“This was an extremely horrific premeditated double murder that was committed in the presence of a young girl,” District Attorney Brooke Jenkins said in a statement. “As in any case, but most importantly in a case of this magnitude, we charged the defendant according to the law so that we can ensure that there is accountability in this case and protection of the public.”
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, 47-year-old Jose Hernandez and 41-year-old Yesenia Soto were shot in front of the couple’s 11-year-old daughter.
The District Attorney’s Office told Newsweek that Flores drove to his parents’ home and fatally shot them while live streaming the incident. According to the district attorney’s office, Flores appeared delighted during the live stream as he saw his father and stepmother dying from gunshot wounds.
In a press release this week, San Francisco police said that on August 13, officers were dispatched to a home on the 1100 block of Ingerson Avenue following reports of shots fired.
“Upon arrival, officers located a 47-year-old male victim and a 41-year-old female victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds,” the press release said.
Officers conducted lifesaving procedures and eventually transported both to a local hospital.
“Despite the lifesaving efforts of the emergency responders and medical staff the victims succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced deceased at the hospital,” the press release said.
Police said that shortly after they arrived at the scene, a relative of the two victims was taken into custody. The relative was identified as Flores.
According to the press release, Flores was booked into the San Francisco County Jail on two counts of homicide and burglary. Flores was also booked into jail on one count of child endangerment, as the 11-year-old girl was in the room when the shooting occurred.
“I just felt anger,” one of Soto’s relatives told KTVU in Los Angeles. “Ever since, I’ve felt lots and lots of anger.”
The San Francisco Police Department directed Newsweek to the press release when reached for comment.