Police Wednesday said a man and woman who died in a murder-suicide at a residence in Van Nuys had “entered into a mutual agreement to end their lives.”

Officers went to the 14200 block of Gilmore Street, near Victory Boulevard, about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday to conduct a welfare check and found Timothy Deshong, 41, and Robin Allande, 48, both of Van Nuys, dead at the scene.

“The investigation and evidence at the location revealed the victim and the suspect had entered into a mutual agreement to end their lives,” according to a Los Angeles Police Department statement. “The suspect shot and killed the victim before turning the weapon on himself. Failing finances and deteriorating health issues appeared to be the primary motives behind the tragic event.”

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