4 family members shot and killed in Granada Hills identified

Four people were shot and killed Saturday night in the Granada Hills area of Los Angeles, officials confirmed to FOX 11.

The shooting happened around 6:50 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department, in the 11600 block of Lerdo Avenue. Officers were still on the scene well into the night. Images from SkyFOX showed multiple police cars and fire engines outside a home on Lerdo, while officers set up police tape across the street.

According to LAPD Capt. Kelly Muniz, when officers got to the home, they knocked on the door but no one answered. Then, "due to the nature of the comments of the call," Muniz said, officers forced their way into the home. That's when officers found the person who called police. 


That person then led officers to a part of the house, where three people — a woman in her 80s, a woman in her late 40s and a man in his late 40s — were found dead from gunshot wounds. Another man in his 80s was found in another part of the house, according to Muniz, dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.

All four people were pronounced dead at the scene. They have been identified as Rodrigo De Leon, 79; Arabella De Leon, 80; Rodrigo De Leon, 53; Merceditas De Leon, 49.

Muniz said that the four were all related —a mother, father and two adult children. The witness, who Muniz said was the one who called police, wasn't harmed, and was able to barricade themself in a different part of the home and call 911.

Officials did not have any information on what led up to the shooting.

No other information was immediately available.