Elderly Couple Involved in Murder-Suicide

Staff Reports

WALNUT-On September 30, Two bodies were discovered at a Walnut home after an apparent murder-suicide, according to The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The two were identified as a couple, the husband, Yasheng Zhuang, 68, and the wife, as Guizhi Zhang, 50  in a home near N. Avenida Alipaz and N. La Tortola Drive in Walnut.
Authorities initially said an hourslong standoff ensued after reports of a domestic dispute at the home, and that a barricaded man was possibly armed with an AK-47. Officials later stated the shootings were believed to have occurred before deputies and a SWAT team arrived at the scene, according to ABC7.

Also according to Diamond Bar/Walnut Patch, “Coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter identified the man as husband and wife. Investigators believe the husband shot his wife and then shot himself, Winter said.”

 

“I’m shocked,” said Valerie Guitron, who has lived in the neighborhood for 13 years. “I mean, that just doesn’t happen here. “She said she did not know the man and woman but was heartbroken for their relatives. “I’ve never seen this,” she added. “Our neighborhood is very, very quiet, so when I saw this I knew that something serious must have happened. It’s just sad with everything that’s going on in the world,” according to an interview conducted by ABC7.

 

The Walnut Sheriff’s Department watch commander announced over its Twitter account that law enforcement activity was near Lemon Creek Park. However, there was no danger to the public and to avoid the area.

The couple was both pronounced dead at the scene. Further investigation is being done at this time.