Friendswood Police are investigating a shooting that left a woman and man dead in their residence. At approximately 8:30 p.m. Sunday, officers began a death investigation at Village on the Park, a senior living center in Friendswood, where an 84-year old woman and her 88-year old husband were found dead from gunshot wounds. The circumstances surrounding the deaths are still under investigation.
Sources close to the couple say the woman was suffering from Alzheimers and her husband’s health was failing. The prevailing theory is that he chose to take her life and then his own. Staff were alerted immediately thanks to a medical alert system used by all residents.
Names of the deceased are being withheld at this time as the Galveston County Medical Examiner’s office conducts an autopsy.