RIVERSIDE, California — A man was arrested after 2 women in their early 20s were fatally shot and their bodies were found inside a car in Riverside, authorities said.

 

A woman called 911, after midnight Wednesday, and said, “My brother just shot and killed two women,” according to a spokesman for the Riverside Police Department.

 

When officers arrived, they said the woman directed them to the vehicle and that her brother was with her.

 

“He was immediately detained. He was located with a firearm in his possession,” Officer Ryan Railsback said.

 

Authorities responded to the area of Alhambra Avenue, just north of Cypress Avenue. The bodies were discovered in a gray Volkswagen.

 

The 2women were later identified by family members as Miranda Durant, a mother of two, and Gabby Perez.

 

The suspect, identified as 23-year-old Daniel Garcia, was in possession of a gun, police said. He was booked on suspicion of murder.

 

“I seen that car pull up around the corner around midnight or so. It came around pretty slow on that left side of the street. Scary really, you know, especially you know, I’m over here working by myself. It’s very shocking,” he said.