LOS ANGELES -- Two people were found dead Friday night in what investigators believe was a murder-suicide in a room at the Beverly Hilton, police said Saturday, just hours before the Daytime Emmy Awards are held at the posh hotel.
Police responding to a report of a shooting found a man and a woman dead from gunshot wounds, Lt. Mark Rosen said.
"Both are believed to have been long time residents of the hotel," the Beverly Hills Police Department said in a statement, adding that "there is no known connection to the Daytime Emmy Awards event."
Coroner's officials had yet to begin their investigation, but said the dead are a man in his late 60s and a woman in her mid-50s.
The Daytime Emmy Awards are scheduled to be held at the Beverly Hilton at 8 p.m. ET Saturday, the latest among several other annual galas that are held at the luxury hotel, including the Golden Globe Awards.
Whitney Houston was staying at the hotel in February when she drowned in a bathtub.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.