PORT ST. LUCIE - Port St. Lucie police are investigating a suspected murder-suicide incident in which a man is believed to have shot his girlfriend before shooting himself, police said Wednesday.
Police at 5:48 p.m. Tuesday went to an address in the 1700 block of Southwest Apache Avenue for a welfare check after someone called 911 after getting "concerning information about two individuals that reside together at this residence," police said.
The address is near Southwest California and Southwest Del Rio boulevards just south of Crosstown Parkway.
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Police SWAT members eventually forced their way into the home after being unable "to contact the involved individuals," a news release states.
"Officers found a 33-year-old woman deceased from an apparent gunshot wound and a 36-year-old man, identified as the victim's boyfriend, deceased from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound," police stated.
Sgt. John Dellacroce, police spokesperson, said Wednesday it appears the 36-year-old man fatally shot the 33-year-old woman before shooting himself.
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Those with information are asked to call police at 772-871-5001.
Those needing mental health resources can call 211 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.
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This article originally appeared on Treasure Coast Newspapers: The apparent murder-suicide case occurred on Southwest Apache Avenue