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Man fatally shoots woman before turning gun on himself

November 3, 2012 | 10:17 am

A man was in critical condition after he shot and killed woman outside a San Pedro home then turned the gun on himself, Los Angeles police said Saturday.

The shooting occurred about 10:30 p.m. Friday in the 3100 block of Almeria Street, according to a police officer at the LAPD’s Harbor station.

The suspect, described only as a man in his 40s, chased a 45-year-old woman out of the home and fired two shots at her, striking her in the head. The suspect then called 911 and reported the shooting.

Arriving officers cleared the home and found the man with a single gunshot wound to his head. He was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Paramedics pronounced the woman dead at the scene.

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