SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — A gunman shot one person to death and wounded two others at a tire shop Tuesday, then apparently killed himself, police said.

Officers responding to reports of a shooting went to the Tire Pros shop at about 7:30 a.m. and found a "chaotic" scene, Sgt. David Livingstone said. People were found lying in the office and garage, and all the victims were employees or customers, he said.

The gunman was found dead at the scene of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, he said.

A 20-year-old man was in critical condition and a 37-year-old man was in fair condition at Simi Valley Hospital, hospital spokesman Jeremy Brewer said.

One of the wounded was shot in the arm and another in the abdomen but both were expected to survive, Livingstone said.

Livingstone said a gun was found at the scene but he could not confirm if it was used in the slayings.

Simi Valley is about 35 miles west of Los Angeles. The city of 100,000 is often classified as one of the safest cities for its size in the country based on crime reports, and is home to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.


Associated Press writer Jeremiah Marquez in Los Angeles contributed to this story.