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Elderly couple found dead at Metairie home

Posted at 9:23 AM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 10:54:54-04

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says that an elderly couple was found dead this morning at a home in Metairie.

Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said in a press conference on Thursday morning that a man called 911 indicating that he had shot his wife and was going to kill himself.

The home is located in the 6900 of Asher Street

Deputies and SWAT arrived at the home around 6:00 am and located the bodies of two individuals in the home. Lopinto said that they are awaiting the coroner's office and crime scene investigators to process the scene.

No suspects are believed to be connected with the incident. Lopinto says that there was no history of domestic violence calls at the residence.

No other information on the incident or the identities of the individuals involved were released.

An investigation is ongoing.