Elderly man shoots wife, turns gun on himself
DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (FOX44) — An elderly man shot his wife, then turned the gun on himself, officials say.
The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that the incident occurred shortly before1:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 2. We’re told the woman called 911 and told dispatchers that she had been shot by her husband.
Officials say the 81-year-old man turned the gun on himself while the woman was on the phone with authorities.
Deputies arrived at the home in Denham Springs and found the man dead from a gunshot wound. The woman was transported to a local hospital where she is reportedly being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Investigators have not determined a motive for this incident. They say the case is still under investigation.