2 found dead inside Sylmar home, police say

SYLMAR, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A man and woman were found dead inside a home in Sylmar Monday night, where police and SWAT officers responded to a shooting call.

Authorities received a call about a homicide shortly before 5 p.m. at a home in the 13600 block of Gavina Avenue. Upon arriving, officers were not able to make contact with the person who made the call or anyone else, Los Angeles police said.

SWAT officers were called to the location and after at least three hours near the scene, LAPD officials confirmed two people, a man and a woman, were dead inside the home.

Authorities said there may be an elderly couple living inside the residence, but they did not confirm whether they were the two discovered dead.

One neighbor told Eyewitness News he spoke with police, who told him the incident was a murder-suicide. The neighbor, who wanted to be identified only as "Joe," said the victims were a couple in their 80s, and the woman was in a wheelchair.

An investigation into the incident was ongoing.
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