Five found dead in apparent murder-suicide in L.A.


Published: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 1:24 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 1:24 p.m.

LOS ANGELES Los Angeles police say at least five people, including children, have been found dead in a home of an apparent murder-suicide.

Officer Sam Park says officers went to the home in Wilmington Tuesday morning after getting a report of shots fired. Wilmington is an area of Los Angeles about 25 miles south of downtown.

Park says investigators have found "approximately five to seven bodies" in the house.

He says investigators believe the dead are family members and that the killer is among them.

News helicopters showed a sizable two-story tract home with a red tiled roof on a tidy street. A children's playset was in the backyard.

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