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Deadly Murder Suicide Shooting Involves Elderly Couple

(LAS VEGAS, Nv) -- An elderly woman is dead and her husband who is in critical condition is charged with her murder.

Metro says the shooting was an apparent murder suicide. They do say that the elderly couple was found in their bed and there was no sign of forced entry. A gun was located near the bed.

Metro was called to the home on 10th Street near St. Louis and Maryland Pkwy. around 7 a.m. after the couple's daughter found the man and woman.

The woman was 80-years-old and the man is 86-years-old. He is identified as Joseph Woods.

"He is currently in treatment at one of the area hospitals and his prognosis is unknown. We do not know if he is going to survive or not," said Russ Shoemaker, Metro homicide.

Neighbors tell Eyewitness News that the elderly man had been dealing with a serious medical issue recently. There is no word on his condition.

If the shooting is determined to be a murder suicide, it will be the fifth one this month.



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