GRANADA HILLS, CA – A murder-suicide case involving a family in Granada Hills, Los Angeles, left a man in his 80s, his wife, and their two adult children dead on Saturday, according to law enforcement officials. Reportedly, the elderly man shot his immediate family and then himself.
The incident happened at a residence in the 11600 block of Lerdo Avenue, with the police call coming in just before 7 p.m. When officers received no answer at the door, they made forced entry to the home, where they were greeted by a witness who guided them to the victims.
The witness, whose identity is currently withheld, was able to barricade themselves in a room during the shooting and called the police. According to LAPD Capt. Kelly Muniz, the situation was horrific, with the only positive note being that one witness survived the ordeal.
The man believed to be responsible for the shooting, only characterized so far as being in his 80s, reportedly killed his wife, aged in her 80s, and their two adult children, a son and a daughter in their 40s. He was later found in a different part of the house with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police.
Despite the grisly nature of the incident, a local resident, who never had a chance to meet the victims, expressed shock upon hearing the news. Local authorities are still investigating the incident, and Lerdo Avenue remained largely cordoned off through most of the evening.