PHOENIX - Police say an elderly couple died in a murder-suicide Friday afternoon in a north Phoenix senior living community.
First reports of the shooting came in around 3 p.m. at LifeStream Senior Living in northeast Phoenix, located near Loop 101 and Cave Creek Road.
A Phoenix police lieutenant on scene told ABC15 that a married couple in their 80s has died.
According to police, officers were called to the home Friday by the couple's son after his father allegedly told him he was going to shoot himself and his wife. Responding officers found the man and woman dead inside the residence.
The woman was reportedly suffering from Alzheimer's and several other health issues, police told ABC15.
The couple had been married for 66 years.
Air15 video showed several police vehicles and a fire truck in front of a home with police tape around the entire property.
LifeStream issued a statement regarding the Friday shooting, saying:
Police are currently investigating an apparent murder/suicide at the Lifestream Complete Senior Living at Northeast Phoenix. We understand that there is a lot of information to be uncovered, and at this time, we are only concerned with the safety of our residents. The police are continuing their investigation into this matter and all inquiries should be directed to the Phoenix Police Department.
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