LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) —  Authorities say a man shot himself in the head after critically wounding his ex-girlfriend in a home in South Los Angeles Saturday.

The man was declared dead at the scene. The female victim, who was shot in the chest, is in critical condition at California Hospital Medical Center, Senior LAPD Officer Bob Bermudez said.

The shooting occurred just before 3:50 p.m. in the 1500 block of West 70th Street, police said.

The case was being investigated as an attempted murder-suicide, Bermudez said.

Both the shooter and the victim are in their in their 40s, according to 77th Street Station Lt. Manny Martinez.

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