Authorities Monday identified a man and a woman who died in an apparent murder/suicide in a Temple City home on New Year’s Day.

The shooting was reported at about 7:15 a.m. Saturday in the 9200 block of Pentland Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Justin Joseph, 28, and Jeanette Gallegos died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

“Deputies from Temple Sheriff’s Station responded to a home regarding a call of possible domestic violence on a gunshot victim,” sheriff’s Deputy Grace Medrano said in a statement.

“When deputies arrived, they discovered two victims, a 27-year-old female Hispanic and a 28-year-old male Black unresponsive inside the home,” Medrano said. “The female victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds, while the male victim sustained an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

“Three juveniles, ranging in age from 5 to 11, were removed from the home unharmed upon the deputies’ arrival,” Medrano said. “The three lived in the home and are believed to be the children of the deceased female victim.”

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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