1 dead, 1 critically injured in shooting near Palmdale

One man is dead and another is in critical condition following a shooting near Palmdale Sunday, sheriff's officials said.

The shooting occurred just before 6 a.m. in the 13800 block of East Avenue in the unincorporated Los Angeles County town of Littlerock, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The man who died at the scene suffered a gunshot wound to his upper body. The second victim was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for serious injuries.

Both victims were in their 50s but their relationship to each other is unknown.

Detectives are investigating the incident and have not yet released a motive or any information about the suspected shooter.