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Police: Fight leaves one dead, another in hospital

By: Staff report
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One man is dead and another in the hospital after a reported shooting in a rural Auburn area home early Sunday morning. 

At about 3:50 a.m. the Placer County Sheriff's Office responded to a home off Bald Hill Road after several callers reported hearing gunshots. 

Deputies found a deceased man inside who is reported to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head, according to Dena Erwin, Placer County Sheriff's spokeswoman. 

At the same time, deputies were called to Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital because a man had driven himself there with gunshot wounds. The man underwent surgery and is expected to survive, Erwin said. 

The investigation is ongoing, but early reports indicate the two men were involved in an altercation, Erwin said. The man found inside the Bald Hill home reportedly shot the other man while he was in his car, Erwin added. 

Neither man's identity was released as of a Sunday evening press release.