Massachusetts State Police

Mass. Police Investigating Apparent Murder-Suicide in Gardner

Witnesses said they heard a man and woman arguing prior to the shooting

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Massachusetts State Police detectives and Gardner police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that took place Saturday in a Gardner apartment building, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Gardner police responded to a 911 call from 206 Central Street around 4:30 p.m. A man and a woman were discovered in the hallway outside of an apartment on the third floor, where the woman lived, Early said.

Both individuals were pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses said they heard the man and woman arguing prior to the shooting, according to officials.

The names of the deceased are being withheld until all family members are notified.

The incident remains under investigation.

State police and Gardner police have determined there is no threat to the public.

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