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Saturday, November 3, 2012

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Detectives Investigate a Case of Murder/Suicide in Topanga Division NR12505rh

Los Angeles:  On November 2, 2012, around 3:15 p.m., Topanga officers responded to a radio call of an "Ambulance Death Investigation", in the 7100 block of Farralone Avenue, in Canoga Park.

When officers arrived and entered the residence they found two victims with gunshot wounds.

Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to the scene.  Both victims died from their injuries at scene.

Based on preliminary investigative information, it appears the decedents were in a dating relationship and the incident appears to be a murder/suicide.

The names of the individuals have not been released as notifications to family members are still being made by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Topanga Area Homicide Detectives at 818-756-3363 during business hours, or after hours and on weekends at (818) 756-4800.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7  (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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