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6 People Dead in Apparent Porter Ranch Murder-Suicide

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Around 7:15 a.m. this morning, six people were found dead inside a gated community home in Porter Ranch, a neighborhood in the Northwest San Fernando Valley between Chatsworth and Granada Hills. LAPD detectives suspect that the incident at the 20600 block of Como Lane to be a murder-suicide with initial reports saying all victims were from one family.

"A Los Angeles Police Department source, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the case was under investigation, said the gunman apparently had financial problems and killed his mother, wife and three children before taking his own life," reported the LA Times.

A press conference to announce further details has been set for 12:30 p.m. this afternoon.

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