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Two bodies found in Seal Beach apartment after SWAT standoff

Two bodies found in Seal Beach apartment after SWAT standoff
Investigators with the coroner's office remove a body from a Seal Beach apartment Monday morning. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Two people were found dead inside a Seal Beach apartment after a report of gunshots and a woman's call for help triggered an hourslong standoff with police Sunday night.

The bodies of a man and another person were discovered at midnight in the 100 block of 7th Street, according to the Orange County coroner's office.

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Police received a call about 7:20 p.m. from a woman in an apartment near 7th Street and Central Avenue who requested officers' assistance before the call was disconnected, Sgt. Michael Henderson of the Seal Beach Police Department said.

Witnesses in the area reported hearing several shots, Henderson said, and residents in the immediate area and on some surrounding streets were asked to stay inside their homes during the "barricade situation."

Early Monday, SWAT officers entered the apartment and found the bodies inside, authorities said.

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UPDATES:

July 17, 5:45 a.m.: This article was updated with coroner's officials reporting that two bodies were found inside the apartment.

This article was originally published on July 16 at 11:10 p.m..

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