ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Police say the man that strangled his wife then fatally shot himself at a California home was the father of ex-NASCAR racer Robby Gordon.
Lt. Fred Lopez says officers discovered the bodies in an upscale suburban neighborhood after receiving a 911 call Wednesday afternoon.
Gordon says his family is in shock and grieving the loss of his father and stepmother.
Gordon spoke briefly to reporters Thursday near the gated house where police discovered the bodies of 68-year-old Robert Gordon and 57-year-old Sharon Gordon.
Police in the city of Orange say a rifle was found at the scene Wednesday.
Gordon says he will speak about the deaths again once authorities conclude their investigation.
The former NASCAR star thanked the racing community for its support.
He said his father, a one-time off-road racer, instilled in him a passion for motorsports and competition.
Gordon says an event featuring his off-road racing team scheduled for this weekend in Orange County will go on as planned.