Stefano Paltera  /  AP
A Los Angeles County coroner arrives outside the house in Inglewood, Calif., where five bodies were found dead Monday.
updated 8/24/2005 2:25:27 PM ET 2005-08-24T18:25:27

A man who shot and killed four relatives before killing himself this week had been depressed over his own financial and medical problems, police said Wednesday.

Silvano Tringali shot his sister-in-law, her husband and two children at their Inglewood home early Monday with a 9 mm handgun, police Lt. Mike McBride said at a news conference.

Tringali, 41, of Lennox, was unemployed and struggling with weight and back problems, McBride said. He also was reportedly upset about the progress of a home he and his sister-in-law, 35-year-old Nora Anaya, were building next door to her home, which Tringali co-owned, McBride said.

McBride said tests might be conducted to determine if Tringali was on medication.

Sheriff’s officials discovered the five bodies Monday afternoon after Tringali’s wife reported him missing.

Anaya’s husband was identified as Ignacio Camacho, 37. The children, identified as Jessica Anaya, 10, and Vanessa Anaya, 9, were Anaya’s children from a previous marriage.

She and Camacho had been married only a few weeks, according to Camacho’s nephew, Sergio Morelos, 21.

Police said Tringali entered the home with a spare key while the four were asleep. He shot Camacho and Anaya in their bedroom and shot the two girls in theirs.

Tringali had been named as a co-defendant in a 1993 lawsuit against Federal Armored Express that settled for $12 million.

Tringali was driving an company truck that crashed into another vehicle on Jan. 7, 1993, paralyzing the driver and causing permanent brain damage, according to court records and published accounts at the time.

McBride said police were aware of the settlement, but said it hadn’t played a large role in the investigation of Monday’s deaths.

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