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80-Year-Old Man Suspected Of Shooting Wife, 68, Turns Gun On Himself

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LAKE FOREST (CBS) — An 80-year-old man has died and his 68-year-old wife was in critical condition following a shooting at their Lake Forest home.

Sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino said the woman was hospitalized in critical condition following the incident in the 22000 block of Manalastas Street.

The Orange County Register reports that the woman called sheriff’s dispatchers at 8:20 a.m. Sunday to report that her husband was distraught and had shot her three times.

Arriving deputies forced their way into the home and found both the injured woman and the man dead in the garage of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities confirmed to CBS2.

Amormino told the newspaper that detectives were confident that the incident was confined to the home.

The woman was reported to be in surgery late this morning.

No other information was immediately available. An investigation was under way.

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