One woman was killed and another critically injured Monday in a Valley Village apartment complex, where police say a man apparently cut one of the women with a hatchet and shot both of them before turning the gun on himself.
Officers responded to the 12400 block of Weddington Street about 10:30 a.m. after receiving a call about a domestic violence incident involving someone armed with a gun, said Los Angeles police Sgt. Frank Preciado.
A police officer also was injured. Preciado said it was unclear what had happened, but the minor injuries were "not as a result of any gunfire or use of force with the suspect."
Investigators recovered the gun and hatchet at the scene, Preciado said. Police are still trying to piece together the motive, the relationship between the man and woman who died, and whether there had been any previous incidents at the address, he added.