SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — The Latest on four people found shot dead in a home in Santa Clarita, California (all times local):
Authorities believe a man fatally shot his wife, two children and himself in their Southern California home.
Lt. Rodney Moore with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says deputies went to the home in Santa Clarita early Friday after getting a call from someone concerned about the family.
Moore says the husband and wife, along with their college-age daughter and pre-teenage son, were found shot to death inside.
Moore says it appears to be a murder-suicide committed by the father and that the gun believed to be used in the crime was found at the scene.
Four people were found shot to death in a Southern California home early Friday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
The dead found in a residence in the city of Santa Clarita included a man, two women and a male juvenile, a department statement said.
All four were pronounced dead at the scene. The residence is in a neighborhood of modern, two-story homes in a development below foothills of the Angeles National Forest about 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of downtown Los Angeles.
No identities or indications of the circumstances were released. Homicide detectives responded to the scene.
“The investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information available at this time,” the statement said.