OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City police are investigating an apparent murder suicide.
They were called to 6601 Johnnie Terrace just before 7 p.m. Sunday.
Police said a minor child who was in the home at the time of the shootings made the 911 call.
“There was a minor that was inside at the time of the shooting,” OKC Police Lt. Don Holland said. “We do not know what the child actually saw or didn’t see so we’re still trying to determine.”
Lt. Holland said the shootings stemmed from a situation between an estranged husband and wife.
He said the preliminary investigation shows the man shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself.
“When officers arrived, we found two subjects that had been shot,” Lt. Holland said. “Both of them were transported to OU Medical Center in very critical condition.”
“The people are renting,” neighbor Diana Pena said. “We know the owner actually of the house, you know, for many years and stuff so this is kind of unusual for it to happen. And actually to see the little girl because she was shooken up and everything. So that’s the sad part about it.”
She said she saw police walk the young girl out of the house and then 10 minutes later, two bodies were brought out on stretchers.
“My father had met you know recently the gentleman had came to my dad and they had met each other and introduced himself to him. And my dad said he seemed very nice, sweet man,” Pena said.
Police said they’re trying to determine exactly what led up to the shootings.
The female victim was in critical condition but expected to survive.
Lt. Holland said the male was more severely injured and that he might not make it through the night.
Police did not release the names of the people shot, but tell us they are in their late 30s.