2 dead in Los Angeles police standoff in Watts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gunman killed a man, opened fire on police and holed himself up in a Watts home with three children inside before shooting himself, police said Friday.

A woman believed to be his wife was wounded and taken to a hospital in grave condition, Deputy Chief Robert Green told KABC-TV.

The standoff began at about 3 a.m. Friday as a domestic dispute.

The gunman fatally wounded a man in a truck outside the house who later died and also shot at arriving police but didn't hit them, Green said.

SWAT officers entered the home after a two-hour confrontation to find the woman wounded and the man dead, Green said.

Three small children who lived at the home were safe, Green said.

"They'll be in our custody until we identify relatives," he said.

No officers were hurt.

The names of the victims were not immediately released.


Information from: KABC-AM, http://www.kabc.com/