Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A man and woman are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in rural Barton County.
A child called 911 to report a shooting around 8:30 Tuesday night in the 1600 block of Northeast 20th Avenue, north of Hoisington.
When deputies arrived, they found the bodies of a man and woman. A child was also at the residence, unharmed.
According to a preliminary investigation, deputies believe the woman was shot at close range, and the man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
They have been identified as 35-year-old Justin Heggemeier and 39-year-old Michelle Heggemeier.
The shooting remains under investigation.