A husband and wife were found shot to death in their home in Encino today in an apparent murder-suicide, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

View Larger Map

LAPD officers responded to a 911 call of shots fired in the 4800 block of Haskell Avenue near La Maida Street at 12:36 p.m., according to Officer Bruce Borihanh.

Police and fire department paramedics arrived at the scene and found the bodies. According to news reports, the couple was married, and the husband allegedly shot his wife.

Homicide detectives are on the scene. The names of the deceased have not been released.

According to the police, the couple's three children were home at the time. Neighbors found the children wandering outside their home asking for help.

Advertising disclosure: We may receive compensation for some of the links in our stories. Thank you for supporting LA Weekly and our advertisers.