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Elderly man killed wife and himself, police said

An elderly man at a northwest Spokane home called 911 this morning saying he had shot and killed his terminally ill wife and was planning his own death, police said.

When officers arrived to the home just after 7:30 a.m. near Broad Avenue and A Street, they looked through the home’s window and found two victims dead on the floor with a firearm nearby.

Major crimes is investigating the shooting, though police Capt. Brad Arleth said they’re examining the incident as a possible murder-suicide. Police are seeking a search warrant on the couple’s home to further the investigation.

Police described the victims as a man and a woman in their late 70s.

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