- Associated Press - Sunday, May 8, 2011

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 32-year-old man shot and killed a woman and 6-year-old twins before turning the gun on himself in a murder-suicide in East Los Angeles, authorities said Sunday.

The shootings occurred shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday at a residence on Hicks Avenue, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Harry Drucker said.

“Deputies responding to a report of shots fired found everybody in the state that they were in,” Mr. Drucker toldt he Associated Press.

The adults, both 32 years old, were dead at the scene. Mr. Drucker said the boy and girl were rushed to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where they were pronounced dead.

No names or details on the relationships among the dead have been released.

City News Service reported that the children were twins.

Mr. Drucker said investigators were still at the scene early Sunday morning and he didn’t know if a motive in shootings had been determined or what type of weapon was used.



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