Five dead in shooting and fire on pitch and putt golf course

Golf course dispute leads to shooting, neighborhood fire

Andy Roberts's picture
Tue, 25 Jun 2019


Five people have died following a shooting and fire that began during an argument at a pitch-and-putt golf course in California, according to Santa Maria police.

Kurt Bracke, 70, and Richard Hanen, 78, were confirmed as the victims who were fatally shot.

Reports claim there had been a long-standing feud between both men and the shooter that boiled over on Friday morning at the golf course of the Casa Grande Mobile Estates.

According to reports, a number of shots were fired at the mobile park and a man was fatally shot inside the clubhouse with another dead on the grass nearby. 

The gunman is believed to have fled to his mobile home, which then went up in flames after a small explosion.

The blaze spread to nearby mobile homes before it could be put out by firefighters, where ammunition was exploding from the gunman's mobile home.


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