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Two Dead in Beverly Hilton Murder-Suicide on Eve of Daytime Emmys

Beverly Hilton Hotel
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Police responded to reports of a shooting on Friday night, hours before the venue was to host the 39th annual ceremony.

A man and a woman have been found dead at the Beverly Hilton hotel in an apparent murder-suicide, the Associated Press reports.

Police responded to reports of a shooting late Friday night, and discovered the two victims -- described as "elderly" -- dead from gunshot wounds in their hotel room, said the AP, citing Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen.

No further details were provided. The bodies were taken to the LA Coroner's office on Saturday morning.

Later in the day, the Beverly Hilton is hosting the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, slated to air at 8 p.m. on HLN.

Police did not comment on whether there was a connection between the deaths and the awards ceremony.

In February, the Beverly Hilton made headlines when Whitney Houston was found drowned in the bathtub of her hotel room, hours before she was to make an appearance at music mogul Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party at the venue.