An apparent attempted murder-suicide left a man dead and a woman wounded Monday at a retirement apartment complex in a coastal North County neighborhood.

Carlsbad Police cruiser. Photo courtesy Carlsbad Police.

Shots rang out shortly before 12:30 p.m. in the 3500 block of Harding Street in Carlsbad, near Palm Avenue and just west of Interstate 5, according to police.

A man believed to be about 80 years old died at the scene. Medics airlifted a woman in her mid-60s to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Her condition was not immediately available.

Preliminary evidence suggested that one of the two shot the other before attempting suicide, Lt. Jeff Chapman said. Both lived at the complex near Pine Park, though it was unclear if they resided together.

Their names were not immediately available.

— City News Service

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.