Police investigate possible murder- suicide in Purcell

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PURCELL, Okla.-- Police are trying to piece together the last 24 hours of a couple’s lives.

They believe a man shot his wife in their home late Monday night and then turned the gun on himself. Right now they are working the case as a possible murder suicide.

Police had already been to the residence a few times within the past three days for domestic related calls.

"In previous calls the aggressor is in question, and one of the possible aggressors was not a resident of the house, but another family member who had come to the house,” Purcell Police Department Detective Scott Stephens said.

78-year-old Modesto Regaldo and his wife 57-year-old Belinda Regaldo had been married since 1984.

The couple’s 15-year-old nephew and another adult relative who called 911 after Belinda was shot multiple times, lived in the home with the deceased.

When police showed up and found both Belinda and Modesto shot and barely clinging to life.

"The male subject died on the scene,” Stephens said. The female subject was transported to Norman Regional hospital where she succumbed to her wounds there."

Police say a total of four shots were fired, and right now they're waiting on reports from the medical examiner as well as the OSBI before they rule the case a definite murder suicide.

In the meantime, detectives will be continue to interview others and gather more evidence from the home.

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