couple found dead in their Ottawa home

A man and a woman were found dead in the night Saturday night in a house in the Nepean area. Ottawa police belive the couple died in a murder suicide.

According to reports from the Ottawa Citizen, police visited a MacFarlane Road residence at approximately 1:30 am following a call that shots had been fired.

The investigators responsible for the case favor the thesis that the man killed his wife before returning the weapon against him.

The couple was in their fifties.

Inspector Glenn Wasson told local media that there were four people inside the house at the time of the incident: the victims and their sons.

Mr. Wasson also said that it was a family member who called 911.

According to neighbors, the authorities have had to intervene a few times in the past as a result of noise complaints and an altercation with a resident.

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