Helena Police investigating a murder-suicide case

HELENA, AL (WBRC) - Helena Police are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide.

Around 5:15pm Monday, police responded to a home in the 300 block of Laurel Woods Lane to perform a welfare check.

Upon arrival, police contacted a female. She then asked police to leave and closed the door.

Shortly afterwards, police heard 1 gunshot and forced entry into the residence.

Police found the female dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to her chest.

While searching the home, police found her husband slain upstairs from a gunshot wound to his torso.

Police have not released their identities pending the notification of their family.