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Police identify two dead in murder-suicide

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2013, 4:02 p.m.

Authorities have released the identities of the two people dead following an apparent murder-suicide in Hayden.

Kootenai County Sheriff’s detectives believe Daryl R. Clark, 43, shot his wife, Tina M. Clark, 48, before turning the gun on himself. Both are Hayden residents.

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 900 block of Sheridan Avenue for a reported shooting about 11 a.m. today, said Lt. Stu Miller.

Daryl Clark had called 911 to report he had shot his wife and was going to shoot himself. As deputies arrived and approached the residence, they heard a single gunshot from inside the home.

Upon entering, they found Tina Clark dead from an apparent gunshot wound, Miller said. They then found Daryl Clark in another room, also dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

It is unknown at this time what precipitated the shootings, Miller said. Detectives are at the scene investigating.

Their family has been notified of the deaths. Autopsies will be conducted on Friday.