Capt. Phillip Tingirides said that the shooting "doesn't appear to be a gang drive-by."
"The business doesn't have any gang activity, just because of its location and how secluded it is," he said.
A man and a woman were described as suspects by police after they were spotted by reporters being taken into custody at the scene.
The morning attack occurred in a warehouse on Lanzit Street near Central Avenue, about six blocks south of the Glenn Anderson (105) Freeway. The victims may have lived at the workplace, police said.
Just 12 hours earlier and six blocks further south, a 36-year-old woman was shot and killed during what police said was a gang-related shooting attack at 119th Street and Central. But there was no immediate indication that the two shootings were connected other than their proximity, police said.
The shooting victim, Marlene Donaldson, was attending a party at 119th Street and Central when some unknown suspects from a vehicle approached her at about 9:40 p.m. Saturday and shot her, said LAPD spokesperson Norma Eisenman.
Donaldson was pronounced dead at the scene and the suspects' vehicle was described only as a dark-colored sedan, Eisenman said.