2 Men Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide Following Verbal Altercation at Carson-Area Home: LASD

An investigation was underway in the Carson area on July 3, 2017, after two men were found fatally shot. (Credit: KTLA)

Two men are dead after a verbal argument between a handyman and a resident ended in an apparent murder-suicide in the Carson area on Monday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies with the Carson Sheriff’s Station responded to a “gunshot victim” call in the 2200 block of South Neptune Avenue around 8:30 a.m., a sheriff’s news release stated.

When they arrived, the deputies found two deceased man at the scene; both men had been shot at least once, according to the release.

It was unclear what exactly prompted the fatal shooting, but investigators said the handyman had gone to the resident’s home to do some work, and that the resident got into a verbal altercation with him after his arrival.

“The suspect shot the victim in the upper torso and then shot himself,” the release stated.

Authorities have not yet released the names of the two men.

The shooting occurred in front of the home, and a stretch of the residential area was cordoned off with crime scene tape in the hours after the suspected murder-suicide occurred, video from the scene showed.

An investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500, or leave a tip anonymously by calling “Crime Stoppers” at 800-222-8477.