Update at 4:26 p.m.: OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Thurston County sheriff’s office says a man and a woman have died in an Olympia-area shooting.
Lt. Cliff Ziesemer says the woman was pronounced dead at the scene Wednesday afternoon. The man died while being transported to a local hospital.
The couple has not been positively identified but it appears that they are a 39-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man from Lakewood.
Ziesemer says the coroner will investigate but it appears their deaths may have been a murder-suicide.
The shooting happened about 10 miles north of Olympia.
Original post: A woman was killed and a man seriously wounded following a double shooting in Thurston County.
Thurston County deputies responded to a report of two bodies on the ground about 2 p.m., according to the Tacoma News Tribune. A woman is reported to be dead and a man died while being taken to the hospital, sheriff’s spokesman Cliff Zeisemer tells the News Tribune.
The shooting occurred at 56th Avenue Northeast west of Marvin Road Northeast, Greg Elwin of the sheriff’s office tells KOMO.
Elwin said they are still investigating what happened but “at this point, we’re not concerned there is a gunman at large.”
The shooting scene is near Tolmie State Park.