TARZANA (CBSLA.com) — One person is dead and another in serious condition after gunfire broke out at a home in Tarzana.

The shooting in the 4500 block of Vanalden Avenue was reported to authorities about 7:20 p.m. Saturday.

“We ended up receiving a call around 7:20 p.m.,” LAPD Sergeant Ray Diaz told KNX 1070. “Two individuals were shot. A male and a female.”

According to Diaz, the female victim — now identified as a 51-year-old woman — died around 8:20 p.m. The second victim, a 49-year-old man, remains in serious but stable condition.

A suspect, identified as 59-year-old Hrant Meguerian, is in custody. Meguerian is the female victim’s ex-husband.

Investigators say Meguerian was involved in a dispute with the male victim before shooting both. He remained at the scene and was taken into custody by officers.

Meguerian was booked on murder and attempted murder charges. His bail has been set at $1 million.

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