The shooting deaths of a man and two boys in Lomita was under investigation as a possible murder-suicide, authorities said Monday.
The shootings occurred just after 11 a.m. Sunday in the 25800 block of Hillworth Avenue, according to Deputy Michelle Sanchez of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
Deputies responding to a rescue call found the two boys and a man in his mid-40s dead from gunshot wounds and it appeared the man’s wound was self-inflicted, Sanchez said.
No further information was immediately released.
Anyone with information regarding these deaths was asked to call the sheriff’s homicide bureau at 323-890-5500. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.
The homicides were the first in Lomita since 2018. Leroy Jessie Abeyta, 46, was shot on Feb. 15, 2018, at the intersection of 258th Place and Cayuga Avenue and died seven days later, Sanchez told City News Service.
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