Police: California City shooting 'an apparent murder/suicide'

CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. -- Detectives are investigating a shooting that took place Saturday morning at a California City home as a murder/suicide, police said.

Just before 5 a.m. Saturday, California Police officials responded to reports of a shooting in the 6000 block of Quezon Avenue. 

Upon arrival, officers found the body of a woman in the front yard. She was later identified as Sherri Nelson, 51.

Police reported seeing 76-year-old Bart Vanderlip standing just outside the home armed with a rifle. Shortly after police arrived Vanderlip turned the gun on himself and fired.

Emergency responders pronounced both victims dead at the scene.

Officials said that they are now investigating the shooting as a murder/suicide.