Four family members dead in murder-suicide

LOS ANGELES, CA – In a shocking incident on Saturday night, four family members were found shot dead in a house in Granada Hills, Los Angeles, as confirmed by law enforcement agencies.

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers were dispatched in response to a call reporting a shooting around 6:50 p.m. The gunfire took place in a residence located in the 11600 block of Lerdo Avenue. The crime scene, cordoned off by police tape, was swarming with officers and emergency crews well past the incident.

As per Captain Kelly Muniz from LAPD, when the officers reached the site and knocked, they received no response from inside the house. Given the severity of the emergency call, they were compelled to force entry into the premises. On gaining access, they encountered a person, the caller, who had fortunately survived the incident.

The individual led the officers to different parts of the house where they discovered the chilling scene. They found three victims, two women in their 40s and 80s and a man in his late 40s, shot and killed. In another section of the house, they came across an elderly man in his 80s, who had seemingly died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The deceased were declared dead at the scene and were identified as closely related, comprising parents and their two adult children. As for the circumstances that led to the fatal shooting, officials have yet to ascertain the motive and the details surrounding the tragedy.

No further information is available at this time.