2 dead after murder-suicide in southern Martin County

TEQUESTA, Fla. - Two people died following a murder-suicide near Tequesta Friday evening. 

The incident happened at 8:54 p.m. at SE Merritt Way. 

Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said in a briefing that a frantic woman called 911 saying her husband had a gun. The dispatcher heard two gun shots a short time after the call. 

Deputies rushed to the scene and found both people in the house with gunshot wounds.

The victims have been identified as 53-year-old Claudia Le Poullouin and 61-year-old Paul Le Poullouin.

Fire Rescue responded to the scene and performed CPR before transporting the couple. Both were breathing at the time they were transported, but they both died overnight.

 

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