Charlton Couple Heard Arguing Before Apparent Murder-Suicide, Police Say

CHARLTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Authorities are investigating a shooting at an apartment in Charlton Saturday that police say appears to have been a murder-suicide.

According to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.’s Office, Charlton police and EMS responded to a call at around 7:15 p.m. Saturday about a shooting at 28 Southbridge Road.

DA Early Jr.'s office said it was reported to police that "an argument between a couple was occurring in a bedroom of the home."

First responders found an adult male deceased from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and an adult female victim was discovered with multiple gunshot wounds.

Medical assistance was rendered to the woman; however, she later died from her injuries.

Several agencies responded to the scene, including a State Police Detective Unit, Charlton Police and EMS, State Police Crime Scene Services, the MSP Firearms Identification Section and forensic scientists assigned to the State Police Crime Lab.

Authorities said the investigation is continuing, and the names of the deceased are being withheld until all family members are notified.

State Police and Charlton Police have determined there is no threat to the public.

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Written by Brit Smith

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