Couple Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide In Concord, NH

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man apparently shot a woman to death at their Concord home, then turned the gun on himself Tuesday as police approached the driveway, the head of the state attorney general’s homicide unit said Tuesday.

The two were found outside their home.

Several people inside the house, including several young children, were not hurt, said Jeffrey Strelzin, senior assistant attorney general.

“This was a very dangerous situation,” he said.

At least one neighbor called 911 to report hearing gunshots shortly before 8 a.m.

Strelzin said the man was still alive as police approached the house.

“It appears he shot himself as they were coming up the driveway,” he said.

The names of the victims were not released.

Autopsies were scheduled for Tuesday.

Police have recovered a rifle they believe was the murder weapon, Strelzin said.

Neighbors said a family had moved into the house about a year ago.

The house was set back in the woods and only the driveway can be viewed by from the street.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Willow

    Another terrible tragedy. My heartfelt sympathy to the children and family. Does anyone wonder why such violence is on the rise? In my opinion, the stress over making ends meet, or possibly not being able to find work and bills piling up could cause people to lose control. I’m not saying this is the case here, but it makes you wonder why incidents such as this are on the rise. It truly is sad.

  • Donny

    And those at the top of the financial food chain keep more and more $ for themselves. Greed is good! An honest day’s pay for an honest day’s work is less and less available to the average college-educated worker. Their value is decided by the corporate bosses. These poor people are left to twist in the wind as there is NO TRICKLE DOWN. The rich get richer as they control and decide what the rest of s are worth… and the growing silent majority of people desperately struggling to do what they once were able to do – take care of their family – are marginalized and ignored. Surely more death will follow. This is the tip of the iceberg… the revolution will not be televised.

  • Kris

    So because he can’t make ends meet he kills his children’s mother. No I think there is more to it than that…he’s just crazy and selfish & he’ll probably go to hell.

  • Keith

    Wow. Would that we might actually know what the details are, but we are not privileged with that information. Maybe he couldn’t make ends meet. Maybe he’s crazy.

    I’m afraid we’re all going to hell.

  • Bradford

    Dude, I’m 14 and I live on the same street. Kind of spooked, thank god no one else was hurt.

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