Father, 7-year-old son found dead in Thousand Oaks home after report of possible suicide

A lot with townhomes in Thousand Oaks
A father and son were found dead inside one of the town houses in the Oak Grove Villas on Chiquita Lane in Thousand Oaks.
(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

Authorities on Wednesday were investigating the deaths of a father and son whose bodies were found in a Thousand Oaks home, officials said.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office responded about 7 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a possible suicide in a condominium complex on Chiquita Lane, Sgt. Rob Yoos said.

A man in his 40s was found unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene.

A 7-year-old boy was also found unconscious and taken to Los Robles Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, Yoos said. It was later determined that the man and the child were father and son.

A man who was shot to death early Wednesday in a robbery attempt near Universal Studios was working as a security guard at an illegal casino, authorities say.

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“The deaths are suspicious in nature, and we have not ruled out the possibility of homicide,” Yoos said, adding that there is no threat to the community at this time.

The identities of the father and son have not been released pending notification of next of kin.