Detectives on Friday were investigating the shooting death of a man in the Lake Los Angeles area.
Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel were called to a home in the 40200 block of 162nd street around 6:20 a.m. in the Antelope Valley community near Palmdale.
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Officials responding to the burglary call found a 55-year-old man dead inside the home with trauma to his upper torso, Los Angeles Sheriff's officials said.
The cause of death is not yet known.
"We can't tell," LA Sheriff's Lt. Dave Coleman said. "There's quite a bit of blood inside and surrounding him."
Homicide detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are investigating.