A woman died and a man was hospitalized in critical condition in what authorities investigated Tuesday evening as a murder and attempted suicide in Palmdale.
Deputies responded to a call of an assault that had just occurred at an apartment in the 1700 block of East Avenue Q-14, near 17th Street East, about 3:05 p.m. and the victim wasn’t breathing, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Once inside the apartment, deputies found a woman in her late-20s and a man in his mid-20s unresponsive. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and the man was taken to a hospital in critical condition, the department said.
The man is considered a suspect in the assault, which detectives investigated as a murder and attempted suicide, according to the LASD.
The names of the suspect or victim were not disclosed.
Anyone with information about the death was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Those wishing to report anonymously can call 800-222-TIPS.
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