Apparent murder-suicide at Wal-Mart lot in Ohio

SALEM, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northeast Ohio are investigating an apparent murder-suicide involving an estranged couple found shot to death in a Wal-Mart employee parking lot.

Police in Salem, located southwest of Youngstown, say the man shot and killed his former girlfriend about 2:40 a.m. Sunday in the employee parking lot and then killed himself. A handgun was found near his body.

The names of the two weren't immediately released.

Detective Dave Talbert tells The Salem News the woman was on a work break when the man approached and shot her and them himself. There apparently were several witnesses to the shootings.

The Columbiana County coroner's office says no update was available.


Information from: The Salem News,

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