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Husband kills wife, self at Torrance hospital

A map indicates the location of Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, the scene of an apparent murder-suicide shooting on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012.

December 2, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A husband shot and killed his wife then turned the gun on himself, and it all unfolded at a Torrance hospital.

Torrance police officers responded to reports of shots fired at the Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital on the 4000 block of Torrance Boulevard at about 10:15 p.m. Saturday.

When officer arrived, they found a man and a woman shot on the building's fourth floor. Police say an elderly male entered the hospital, shot and killed his wife, who was a patient at the hospital, before shooting himself. Both died at the scene.

Detectives found one handgun at the scene and say there are no other suspects related to this case. The two have been identified, but their names were not released pending family notification.

The incident is being investigated by the Special Operations Bureau. If you have any information about this case, you're urged to contact the Torrance Police Department Detective Division at (310) 618-5570.