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Man and woman fatally shot in possible murder-suicide, officials say

Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting deaths of a woman and a man in south Los Angeles County on Friday as a possible murder-suicide, sheriff’s officials said.

The two fatal shootings were reported about 5 p.m. less than half a mile from each other. The relationship between the two victims was unknown.

The woman was shot multiple times near the intersection of Avalon and Alondra boulevards in an unincorporated area north of Carson and died after she was taken to a hospital, according to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.

The man was found in a car in the 15400 block of South San Pedro Street in Gardena with a single gunshot wound to the upper body, officials said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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A handgun was recovered from inside the vehicle.

No other information was immediately available. Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500, or anonymously provide tips by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477).

There have been two other homicides within a one-mile radius of Friday’s slayings, according to the Homicide Report, an online database maintained by The Times.

victoria.kim@latimes.com

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UPDATES:

April 8, 9:55 a.m.: This article was updated with details on the investigation.

This article was originally published April 7 at 10:25 p.m.


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