Four people found dead at home in murder-suicide

LOS ANGELES, CA – A murder-suicide incident in the Granada Hills area in Los Angeles left four people dead on Saturday, reported local law enforcement officials.

While they were responding to a shooting report, officers arrived at the 11600 block of Lerdo Avenue just before 7 p.m. The officers found no answer at the home and had to force their way in. In the residence, they found four individuals pronounced dead at the scene, marking the incident as a murder-suicide, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said.

Upon entry, police were directed to three victims by a survivor of the incident. The deceased consisted of a man in his late 40s and two women, one in her late 40s and another around 80 years of age. All fatalities were reported as a result of gunshot wounds.

In a different section of the house, officers located a man in his late 80s who died due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. This individual is believed to be the perpetrator of the shootings, stated the police.

LAPD Capt. Kelly Muniz reported that the surviving witness was unharmed, having managed to barricade themselves during the incident before calling the police.

The immediate release of victims’ identities and potential motives behind the horrifying episode is yet to be conducted.