New details emerged on Monday in a tragic incident regarding a man accused of shooting his former wife dead on Saturday at a California mall before turning the gun on himself.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, 33-year-old Kevin Crane reportedly shot and killed his 29-year-old wife, Parisa Siddiqi, inside The Paper Source store at the The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks on Saturday afternoon. According to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, the pair had apparently been arguing shortly before the shooting. Crane turn the gun on himself after shooting his wife, but survived the incident. He’s currently in a local hospital, listed in critical condition.
Siddiqi, who died at the scene, was working at The Paper Source when the incident occurred. Court records indicate the pair finalized their divorce in 2017 after Siddiqi initiated the proceedings in 2016.
According to the Thousand Oaks Acorn, 19-year-old Autumn Montano was at the mall in when the shooting occurred. She described the scene as chaotic after the first gunshot fired.
“All of a sudden we heard people screaming. We saw everyone running toward the food court so I just freaked out. My whole body was shaking and my heart was racing. I was really very terrified for sure.”
Ventura County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. Eric Buschow said that the Crane and Siddiqi’s two young children were not at the location when the shooting occurred. Both are safe and in the care of family member.
“We’ve checked on them and they are OK. That was a major concern for all of us.”
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Crane works as a Beverly Hills realtor and according to his work bio page, is closely tied within the entertainment industry and works “along side [sic] celebrities, musicians, actors and business execs.” He also lists himself as a former child star who was in both Disney and Warner Bros. films.
He reportedly was in the 1994 Warner Bros. film, Little Giants, but isn’t listed in the film’s credits. However, he could have been an uncredited extra. It’s still unclear which Disney films the suspect participated in.
So far, authorities haven’t determined a motive for the shooting. As of Monday morning, police haven’t found any prior legal issues with domestic abuse between the pair or any other criminal arrests.
The story is still developing. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
[Feature Photo: Kevin Crane and Parisa Siddiqi/Facebook]