An apparent double murder-suicide left three people dead inside a residence in Redondo Beach following a shooting Wednesday night, authorities said.
"It appears that one of the people discovered inside committed suicide after shooting the other two," said Redondo Beach police Lt. Rick Kochheim of the preliminary investigation.
"Unfortunately, it's a tragic day," Kochheim said.
The deceased were identified as Marc Waz, age 48, Ivana Waz and 13-year-old Makani Waz, authorities said. The age of Ivana Waz was not clear.
A detective said the father is suspected of killing his wife and child before himself.
Police were sent to the 700 block of Esplanade on a shots fired call at 10:15 p.m., Redondo Beach Police Department Capt. John Naylor said.
Investigators discovered three people were dead inside the residence, Naylor said.
A neighbor said she was not surprised at what happened.
"He was miserable," said Reggie Lucero, who added the father was a good friend of hers.
She said he was despondent from being in constant pain after falling off the roof while working a construction job.
"He fell, he hurt his back and he was on constant pain pills," Lucero said. "And the doctors couldn't do anything for him. So he'd come to my house and we'd chat and have a glass of wine."
Lucero added his wife was the breadwinner of the family and their son was upset because his best friend recently moved away.
Although no details were given on the shooting, Naylor said all of the subjects involved in the incident were found at the location.
“At this point we’re not looking for any outstanding suspects,” Naylor said.