Published: Sep 28, 2010 3:38 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 28, 2010 12:38 PM EDT

LAUDERDALE LAKES, Fla. (AP) - Two people are dead following an apparent murder-suicide in Lauderdale Lakes.

The Broward Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting Monday afternoon. Deputies found a man and woman, both reported to be in their 40s, dead in a carport next to the home.

Authorities were not immediately releasing specifics about the shooting, but the sheriff's office reports that the woman had moved to Florida about a month ago from the Philadelphia-area in an attempt to escape an abusive relationship with the man.

Three people were found in the home, but it wasn't immediately clear what their relationship was to the man or woman.

Also Monday, a man killed his estranged wife and four stepchildren in Riviera Beach.