SYLMAR (CNS) – A man shot and critically wounded his wife in Sylmar

today and then fatally shot himself, police said.

The double shooting was reported shortly before 7 a.m. in the 15400 block of Cobalt Street, said Officer Liliana Preciado of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations office.

The man, in his 40s, died at the scene, Preciado said. His name was withheld, pending notification of his relatives. The woman, also in her 40s, was hospitalized in critical condition.

According to NBC4, the couple’s two young daughters were at the scene but were unharmed.