Authorities on Saturday reported that two women were found shot to death in Diamond Bar.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the shooting happened around 8 a.m. Saturday in the 23800 block of Sapphire Canyon Road, just east of the 57 Freeway.
At the scene, the two individuals were pronounced dead
Vizcarra reported that two “extremely elderly women” had been discovered inside the property. Both women passed away at the site despite the efforts of the paramedics who arrived to help.
Detectives withheld the names and ages of both victims. The L.A. County Medical Examiner-Coroner was looking into how they died, but Vizcarra disregarded online claims of a gunshot. “Nobody was shot,” he declared.
Suspect Detained in Case of Suspicious Deaths
The Sheriff’s Information Bureau announced that “a person in connection with two deaths was detained in this case where foul play is suspected,” adding that there were no community safety concerns.
The incident appears to have taken place at Happy Home Care For The Elderly, an assisted living facility situated on Sapphire Canyon Road.
According to its website, Happy Home Care for Elderly, a state-licensed residential care facility, boasts a “homelike environment” and “well-trained staff to look after your loved ones.” According to state records, the facility can accommodate up to six inhabitants; four other residents were not hurt, according to Vizcarra.
Jianchun Li, a live-in caretaker at the facility, was reportedly detained by deputies in relation to the incident.
The killings came as a surprise to the tranquil San Gabriel Valley neighborhood.
Ivonne Trypucko, manager of a swim club across the street from the senior home, said KTLA, “We never anticipated something like this could happen.
Anyone with information on the fatalities is requested to contact the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Those with information can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.