Two Dead in Richmond Shootings

By: Virginia AP Email
By: Virginia AP Email

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Richmond police say the fatal shootings of a couple appear to be a murder-suicide.

Two officers shot while trying to check on the couple are recovering from non-life threatening wounds.

The shootings occurred Saturday afternoon at a residence.

Police say in a news release that officers went to the residence at the request of family members. They went inside after they couldn't contact anyone and determined that a woman might be in danger or need medical attention.

Police say a man shot at the officers. They returned fire and then left the residence.

A SWAT team arrived and unsuccessfully tried to make contact with the people in the residence. The team then entered the house and found the bodies of a man and a woman. Their names haven't been released.


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