Two men were killed and a woman was critically wounded early Tuesday in a shooting at a home in Burbank where three children were present, authorities said.
Officers responded to calls of gunshots in the 900 block of Cambridge Drive, near Bel Aire Drive, about 1:30 a.m., said Burbank police Sgt Derek Green.
“Police officers arriving on scene encountered an adult male in the driveway of a home suffering from at least one gunshot wound,” Green said in a statement. “A police officer began rendering aid to this person while awaiting the arrival of paramedics. As other police officers approached the house, they heard screaming.”
Green said officers learned that three children, all under the age of 18, were home at the time.
“Police officers were led into the house where they found two additional adults, a male and female, also suffering from gunshot wounds,” Green said. “Following the arrival of paramedics, the man found in the driveway was pronounced deceased. The man inside the home was also pronounced deceased at the scene. The woman was transported to a local trauma center where she remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.”
The pair found inside the residence were believed to be a married couple who lived there, along with the children, who were unharmed and were taken into protective custody. It is unclear what relationship, if any, the adults had with the other man who was found dead.
“Detectives are on scene, this is a very complex scene,” Green told CBS2. “We are trying to, obviously, determine the circumstances that led up to this shooting, what the motive might have been and exactly what the association is of the people that are involved.”
A weapon was recovered at the scene.
“Right now, we don’t believe that we have any suspects outstanding, but we are certainly not ruling that out,” Green told NBC4. “As a matter of safety we are exploring all of our avenues right now trying to determine who might have been involved, if anybody, additionally … in this incident.”
According to KTLA, the case is being investigated as a possible domestic violence incident and police are not looking for any suspects.
The names of the dead were withheld, pending notification of next of kin.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Burbank Police Department Investigations Division at 818-238-3210.
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