Andree Lau | Huff
Stephanie Moseley, a dancer and actress from Vancouver, was killed by her rapper husband who then turned a gun on himself, according to Los Angeles police.
Officers responding to reports of a shooting and a woman screaming on Monday morning heard more shots fired when they arrived at a high-end apartment complex, said the L.A. Police Department in a news release.
Moseley, 30, had been shot several times, while her husband, Earl Hayes, 34, suffered what appeared to be a single gunshot wound to the head, said Det. Scott Masterson.
Investigators are treating it as a murder-suicide.
Moseley trained at the Pacific Arts Ballet in Vancouver, Danzmode in Burnaby, and Kirkwood Academy in Nanaimo, according to her website.
"Steph was a true talent; very humble, gracious and it's just horrible," Danzmode instructor Rachel Poirier, who taught Moseley for six years, told CBC News. "Everybody admired her so much … She's probably one of my students that I talk about the most because I'm so proud of her and her success."
Moseley moved to Japan when she was 17 and to Los Angeles in 2004.
As a dancer, Moseley had performed with singers Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Usher, and Rihanna. She also appeared in the TV shows "Hellcats" and "Once Upon A Time," as well as "Twilight Breaking Dawn: Part 1."
More recently, Moseley starred in VH1's "Hit The Floor," a drama about an NBA cheerleading team that wrapped its second season this summer.