Thursday, June 28, 2012

Puyallup, WA: Couple dead in apparent murder-suicide near Puyallup

PUYALLUP, Wash. — Investigators are trying to determine who fired the gun in a Pierce County couple's apparent murder-suicide Wednesday evening.

Deputies responding to the 5000 block of 128th Street East near Puyallup found a 46-year-old woman and a 54-year-old man dead.

The two were boyfriend and girlfriend and had been together for a long time.

A neighbor said he heard a gunshot around 6:30 p.m.

"A minute later, (I) heard another one, another pop. I was, like, man that sure don't sound like fireworks. (I) guess it wasn't," he said.

Investigators said they don't know what led to the shooting.

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