Elderly man shoots wife, turns gun on himself

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Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 12:48pm

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.

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