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2 killed in Sandy Springs murder-suicide
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2 killed in Sandy Springs murder-suicide

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- A husband and wife were killed in an apparent murder-suicide in Sandy Springs Wednesday morning.

According to Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose, the shooting took place on the 7000 block of Chaparral Drive.

Sandy Springs Police confirmed through Twitter a woman was transported to North Fulton Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, 54-year-old Sharon Wilkins, later died at the hospital.

The body of a man, who police say was both the estranged husband of Sharon Wilkins and the shooter, was found inside the house with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was identified as 65-year-old Dan Wilkins.

The home where the shooting occurred is owned by Sharon Wilkins' 86-year-old mother, who was in the home at the time of the incident. She was not injured, authorities said.

The scene has been secured and an investigation is ongoing.

Police are also searching a house on Wood Valley Trace in Roswell in connection with this case. Roswell Police spokesman Zachary Frommer said the home is the suspect's last known address, and that the husband and wife recently lived there together.

The husband apparently sent concerning text messages to a family member Tuesday, leading police to bring bomb sniffing dogs to the Roswell location. Frommer said investigators had no specific information about any explosives or danger to people in the area.

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