A man who allegedly gunned down a woman at a Lancaster home then turned the gun on himself — all with an infant nearby — was hospitalized Thursday in critical condition.

The shootings occurred about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 16200 block of Newmont Avenue, according to the sheriff’s department.

“Deputies from the Lancaster Station responded to a possible spousal assault/man with a gun call,” Deputy Joana Warren said. “Upon the deputies’ arrival, they attempted to make contact with the occupants. They then heard gunshots coming from the residence and then did not hear anything further.”

A SWAT team was requested, and deputies entered the home a couple hours later.

“They found a female adult suffering from at least one gunshot wound (who) was pronounced dead at the scene,” Warren said. Her name was withheld, pending notification of her relatives.

They also found a man who had been shot and wounded, and they recovered a firearm at the scene, Warrens said.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. His name was not released. An infant was found unharmed at the location, Warren said.

“The incident at this time appears to be a murder/suicide,” Warren said. “The relationship of the two persons is not being released at this time. Detectives are not seeking additional suspects.”

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