HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) — Town of Hamburg Police said an 83-year-old woman and 84-year-old man are dead after an apparent murder-suicide Thursday morning.

Town police said in a Facebook post that a man placed a 911 call at 10:06 a.m. saying there was going to be a “murder-suicide” at the Brookview Apartments on Southwestern Boulevard and hung up the phone. One minute later, the dispatcher called the man back and the man said he “had just shot his wife and he would be shooting himself.”

Police arrived at the apartment at 10:08 a.m. and found 83-year-old Jean Fyock and 84-year-old Harry Fyock dead in a bedroom.

A preliminary investigation revealed that “health-related issues” could have been a motive, according to the Town of Hamburg Police.

The investigation is ongoing.

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