NORTHBORO (CBS) – A husband and wife are dead after a murder-suicide at a home in Northboro late Tuesday night.

Officers were called to a house on Pond View Way around 10 p.m. Debra Blasko and Thomas Blasko, both 57, were shot to death according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Tom and Debra Blasko (Family photo)

Authorities say Thomas Blasko shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself after a fight.

Investigators were at the home on Solomon Pond throughout the night and into the morning processing evidence while an officer blocked the road.

Neighbors say the couple and their five kids lived what seemed like a normal, happy life.

“It’s just crazy, you never think something like this would happen, especially even in Northboro let alone in my neighborhood,” said Steve Johnson, who lives two houses down from the Blasko family.

The back of the Northboro home beside Solomon Pond. (WBZ-TV)

Neighbors say it’s out of character – for the town, really, but especially for the nice family at the end of Pond View Road who once ran a daycare out of their home.

“Seemed very happy, always out there playing ball, baseball, soccer, basketball, they’re always out there doing things with the kids,” said neighbor Patrick Coyne. “So we just assumed it was copacetic right and then to hear this, wow it was a shocker.”

The five kids are in their teens and 20s. Steve Johnson says two still lived at the home and he worries for them after losing their mom and dad in a horrific crime.

“The two younger kids. Yeah I really feel for them,” Johnson said. “I hope I get to see them sometime soon. It’s just crazy. They would always come out here riding their bikes. Playing basketball and everything.”

Officials say the murder-suicide happened after a fight between the couple and they’re still investigating exactly why it turned so violent.

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