LANCASTER (  —  Authorities said a Lancaster man murdered his estranged wife and then turned the gun on himself Thursday morning.

LA County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives responded to the 3200 block of West Avenue J-10 in Lancaster at approximately 6:50 a.m.

When detectives arrived, they learned that Lancaster Sheriff’s Station deputies had already responded to the location about a assault in progress.

Officials said they discovered the bodies of an adult Latino and Latina both lying in the driveway with apparent gunshot wounds.

A witness  told detectives the male approached the female in the driveway and the couple began arguing. During the argument, the male pointed a gun at the female and shot in her direction several times, striking her. He then turned the gun on himself.

A weapon was recovered at the scene, authorities said.

The woman,  48, was pronounced dead at the scene. She resided at the location.

The male, 58, was transported to a local hospital and was later pronounced dead.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you’re asked to call “Crime Stoppers” (800) 222-TIPS (8477).


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