Massachusetts State Police and Kingston police are at the scene of a death investigation on Sunday afternoon.
The Plymouth District Attorney's Office said a man and woman, both 45 years old, were found dead of gunshot wounds at a home on Elm Street in Kingston. They were found by a family member who came to check up on them and then called 911 around 11:15 a.m.
The man was found outside the home and the woman inside, police said.
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The district attorney's office said this was not a random act of violence and there is no threat to the public.
"We're not releasing names of [the deceased] because we want to make sure that families are notified regarding what's going on here," said Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz.
Shelly Phillips who lives up the street never suspected something wrong. She had first met the man and his family in January after inquiring about two chairs that were set outside their house.
“He was so proud of his home and his family and it just seems so out of character,” said Phillips.
Phillips, a nurse and therapist wished there was something she could’ve done.
“If I had known being around the corner if I could’ve intervened in any way to help this family,” she added.
For Phillips it’s a reminder to check on your neighbors.
“We never know what’s happening to our neighbor and we just need to be a little kinder and gentler on ourselves and others and reach out if we need help.”
According the Kingston Police Department, the initial findings of their investigation point to the two deaths being the outcome of a domestic incident that ended in a murder / suicide.