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Police: Husband, wife die in murder-suicide in Point Loma area

A couple — an 86-year-old man and an 83-year-old woman — died Monday night in the Pont Loma area in a shooting police called a murder-suicide.

San Diego police said the man shot his wife, then turned the gun on himself in their home on Lowell Street near Nimitz Boulevard about 7:30 p.m.

Officers found the couple inside the home and started first aid until paramedics arrived and took over, but the man and woman died before they could be taken to a hospital, police said. Their names were not released.

Lt. Jud Campbell said homicide detectives collected evidence and interviewed witnesses at the scene. Anyone with information about the case was asked to call detectives at (619) 531-2293 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.

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