Man Found Dead in Backyard of South L.A. Home; Wife Hospitalized With Gunshot Wound

An investigation is underway after authorities found a man dead and his wife suffering from a gunshot wound in the unincorporated Willowbrook area of South Los Angeles Monday morning.

The incident in the 13000 block of South Carlton Avenue was reported just after 6:30 a.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Gina Eguia said.

Arriving deputies discovered a woman suffering from a gunshot wound and transported her to a local hospital, Eguia said. Her condition was unknown but she was expected to survive.

The woman's husband, who has not been identified, was found deceased in the backyard of the home.

Authorities have not said how the man died, but a relative who lives nearby said he was told by a family member that the man shot himself after shooting his wife.

“I’m still in shock,” the relative said.

Two children who were inside the home managed to get out safely, Eguia said.

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