Deputies investigate attempted murder and suicide

WATSON, LA (WAFB) - An elderly woman is hospitalized and her husband is dead following an attempted murder and suicide early Thursday morning in Watson.

According to reports, the 71 year old woman called 911 around 1 a.m. and told the operator she had been shot by her 80 year old husband.  While she was on the phone, he turned the gun on himself.

The incident happened on Cecil Dr.

The husband was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman's injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Their names were not released.

No motive has been determined.

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