Neighbors react after Tulare County double shooting and standoff

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In the middle of the night horrified friends who are still too shaken to talk said they heard a brief argument in the back room before two shots were fired. (KFSN)

Around dusk Wednesday night, witnesses say Larry Zamora showed up at his friend's house and asked to take a shower. They agreed to allow it since he was homeless. But a short time later, he asked to spend the night and bring his wife and kids over to stay with him.

Everything seemed okay, except for the fact he was accusing neighbors of hiding his wife and getting hostile with them. But, that was normal for Zamora according to witnesses.

In the middle of the night horrified friends who are still too shaken to talk said they heard a brief argument in the back room before two shots were fired.

Thursday, neighbors who live on Avenue 130 said they knew something had happened when cops showed up and every dog in the neighborhood was going crazy.

"We have dogs and they were barking a lot, so we knew there had to be something going on in the neighborhood," said Kenneth Smithson, neighbor.

Inside the home, witnesses said Zamora's wife was lifeless, his 9-month-old daughter was sitting up bleeding.

Zamora ran out of the home and drove away.

Neighbors said they never heard these gunshots but they have heard gunfire in the past week.

"I'm listening to somebody shooting, but not yesterday, or not this morning, I seen it a couple of days ago, like three days, maybe," said a neighbor.

Zamora's friends, now said they have no sadness to hear he took his life, but they are infuriated that he would try to hurt those closest to him.

Witnesses said Zamora always carried a gun. They believe he came to the house with a plan-- they believe it was to kill all of them.

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