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Apparent murder-suicide at Beverly Hilton Hotel, say police

The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Beverly Hills, CA.
The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Beverly Hills, CA.
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Two people were found shot to death at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday night in what appeared to be a murder-suicide, Beverly Hills police confirmed.

At approximately 10:50 pm officers responded to a call of a shooting at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, at 9876 Wilshire Blvd, according to a statement by department spokeman Lt. Mark Rosen.

Upon arrival, officiers discovered the bodies of an elderly male and elderly female. On site invesigators said they were the victims of an apparent murder-suicide but gave no additional details. Officials are still on site, and more information may be available later in the day, according to police.

The Daytime Emmy Awards are scheduled to take place at the hotel today.

UPDATE 3:00 p.m.: Both victims are believed to have been long time residents of the hotel, and not affiliated with the event, according to officials. Approximate ages of the victims were announced -- the man was approximately 70-years-old and the deceased female was about 56-years-old.