PHOENIX - Authorities say they believe a deadly house fire Tuesday morning in north Phoenix was a murder-suicide.
According to Phoenix fire spokesman Larry Nunez, the fire started around 8:30 a.m. at a home near Grovers and 43rd avenues between Bell Road and Union Hills Drive.
Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump said a man and woman, both in their 60s, was found laying on their bed with fatal gunshot wounds.
A gun was laying between them on the bed, Crump said.
Nunez said the fire was "unusual" due to the various places it appeared to have started.
After an investigation, Crump said the fire seemed to have six origins throughout the house, including the garage and master bedroom.
Neighbors told ABC15 the people who died in the house were married. We've learned they had serious health problems and financial issues which could have played a role in the incident.
Air15 video showed three fire trucks parked around the house.
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