Three dead in reservation shooting

Three people have been killed and four others, including two young girls, wounded in a shooting on an Indian reservation in central California, authorities said.

Sheriff's officials in Tulare County said that when deputies were called to a trailer on Saturday night on the Tule Indian Reservation, they found the body of a man and a woman inside. A third body was nearby.

Deputies also found a wounded male juvenile. His condition was not known.

The Fresno Bee reported that a vehicle with the suspect - 31-year-old Hector Celaya - and his daughters, aged five and eight, inside was pulled over by deputies early on Sunday.

The newspaper said Celaya was then wounded during an exchange of gunfire.

He is being treated for life-threatening injuries, sheriff's officials said.

They said the girls were taken to hospital after they had earlier been shot by their father. One girl suffered life-threatening injuries while the other was less seriously hurt.

Sheriff's officials said they were able to find Celaya by tracking his mobile phone.

The reservation where the shooting took place is about 50 miles north of Bakersfield.