Man Fatally Shoots Wife, Self in Front of 7 Children

Police said the incident began after the man had drunk five or more beers and argued with his wife.

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    A man shot and his 41-year-old common law wife before killing himself at an apartment in Panorama City on Friday, August 1, 2014.

    A man shot and killed his common law wife in front of seven children and then turned the gun on himself in Panaroma City, Los Angeles, Friday night.

    The shooting occurred around 10 p.m. at an apartment on the 8700 block of Tobias Street, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

    Police said the incident began after the man "had drunk five or more beers" and argued with his wife. The husband then called a friend and told the friend he was going to kill himself. The friend was on the way to apartment when the man texted and said he was going to also kill his wife.

    The friend said that upon arrival, he heard yelling inside the apartment and then gun shots.

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    Police said the man shot the 41-year-old victim at least once and then tried to shoot himself.

    "At that point, the (19-year-old) daughter’s boyfriend pushed the gunman out of the apartment," LAPD Lt. Paul Vernon said. "The gunman then turned the gun on himself once again, this time killing himself with a shotgun blast to the head."

    The victim and the gunman shared only one of the seven children that were present, that being a 10-year-old son. Also in the apartment at the time of the shooting were the victim’s 13 and 16-year-old sons, a pregnant 19-year-old daughter, and the daughter’s 1, 3, and 4-year-old children.

    "Tragic as this is, it could have been so much worse," Lt. Vernon said. "It’s lucky no one else was killed or wounded in that crowded apartment, either on purpose or by accident, thanks in part to the boyfriend."

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    The victim was the manager of the apartment complex.

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