Police say three people died Tuesday in what appears to be a double murder-suicide shooting at a senior citizen center in Southern California.
According to the Los Angeles Times, a man in his 80s is believed to have fatally shot two women before committing suicide in the lobby of the Golden West Tower apartments in Torrance, California.
The shooting erupted just after noon. Officers arrived about a minute later and found three bodies in the lobby.
“Officers arrived at the location and observed three subjects down on the ground in the common area inside the building,” Torrance Police Sgt. Bob Watt told KABC-TV.
While police are still investigating the shooter’s motive for the killings, residents and staff from the Golden West Tower senior center told reporters that the man had been behaving erratically, and many of them were seeking to have him kicked out of the complex.
Alex Galindo, a Golden Tower employee, is quoted as saying:
“People knew that he was a little bit off. People were warned, but nobody did anything, so I know there’s going to be blood on a lot of people’s hands. That’s all I can say at this point.”
Police did not immediately identify the victims, but workers said one appeared to be a caregiver for at least two elderly residents.
Fox News reports that witnesses are being interviewed, and police are trying to obtain surveillance footage recordings of the shooting.
KABC and KTLA have more on the tragic Golden West Tower shooting in the following videos: