There's a curious case of a double homicide yesterday evening in Vallejo, just as the presidential debate was kicking off, in which a 65-year-old Vietnam vet shot his two male neighbors, with whom he would often drink and argue politics. The victims, ages 50 and 58, have not been identified, and may have been a couple.
Police arrested Martin Hogenegger yesterday after a hostage negotiator had to convince him to come out of his home. Neighbors in the Glen Cove neighborhood of Vallejo had reported six to eight gunshots just after 6 p.m. Wednesday. Hogenegger allegedly came out of his home with a gun, crossed the street, and shot the two men in their yard where he may have been arguing with them earlier. NBC reports that the home outside of which the two men were found was home to a couple, but stops short of saying that the victims were that couple.
No motive has been given for the crime and Hogenegger has so far refused to give a statement to police. Various neighbors, including one interviewed by ABC7, have said that Hogenegger was a nice guy who never displayed any violence, but it sounds like he drank a lot, and frequently got into heated discussions about politics with the two victims.
We'll update you if and when we learn any more about this case. And yeah, wow, Vallejo.