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Elderly Man Commits Double Murder, Then Kills Himself [UPDATED]

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Police in Torrance are investigating a double murder-suicide at a high rise building that serves as a senior citizen residence.

The shooting occurred shortly after noon in Golden West Tower at 3510 Maricopa Street, Torrance police Sgt. Robert Watt said, reports City News Service.

The suspect, described so far only as an "elderly man" is thought to have fatally shot two people before turning the gun on himself and taking his own life.

Details about the victims, or a motive for the killings is not yet known.

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UPDATE NOV. 21 8:42 AM: Authorities have identified the two victims in the shooting, and both are women. Charlie Vanhager, 54, and Maria Leon, 53, were killed by the as-yet-unidentified elderly shooter, according to Torrance Police, reports City News Service. The victims were both employees of the facility and have been described as beloved by all--except the shooter. The shooter, about whom complaints had been filed and who may have been in the process of being asked to leave the facility, took his own life in a common area of the high rise.

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