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Man, toddler found dead in Calif. home after standoff

The Coto de Caza, Calif. home where a man and a three-year-old child were found dead after a standoff, Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

CBS Los Angeles

COTO de CAZA, Calif. -- A man and a three-year-old child were found dead in a southern California home after a standoff Wednesday night, reports CBS Los Angeles.

Sheriff's deputies responded around 6 p.m. Wednesday to a home in Coto de Caza, in Orange County, after a 911 hang-up call, reports the station.

Investigators who responded say the situation quickly developed into a domestic standoff after a woman and an older child ran out of the house. A 41-year-old man remained in the home with the child and refused to come out, investigators tell the station.

Authorities reportedly heard shots fired from inside the home. A SWAT team that entered the residence found the man and the three-year-old child dead.

The case is being investigated as a murder-suicide, reports the station.