DOWNEY (CNS) – Authorities today identified a man who died in a shooting in Downey that left a woman critically wounded.

Officers responded about 1:55 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a possible shooting at a home in the 12700 block of Samoline Avenue and found both the man and woman suffering from gunshot wounds, according to Downey Police Department Detective Tim Lau. It appears the shooting was an attempted murder-suicide, Lau said.

Salvador Rivera, 63, of Downey died at the scene, the coroner’s office reported.


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