A woman and man in Westlake Village died as a result of a suspected murder-suicide shooting, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said Friday evening.
The man is suspected of fatally shooting the woman, his wife, before turning the gun on himself, according to a preliminary investigation by sheriff’s deputies.
Both were pronounced dead at the scene in the 31000 block of Glenbridge Road, officials said. Law enforcement responded there at about 6:25 p.m. after receiving a call for a welfare check.
The woman had suffered a gunshot wound to her upper torso, sheriff’s deputies said, and the man had also suffered a gunshot wound to the torso. The two people were described by sheriff’s deputies as Asian adults in their mid-70s.
While authorities are still investigating, their preliminary findings indicate the man shot the woman before shooting himself, officials said. The handgun used was found at the scene.
Sheriff’s deputies said there is no active search for other suspects.
The block where the two people were found dead is a residential area, as seen through aerial images, and the houses are mostly million-dollar single-family homes, Zillow estimates suggest.
Authorities are still investigating and ask anyone with information to contact the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.