SAN DIEGO – An 86-year-old man shot and killed his 83-year-old wife and then turned the gun on himself Monday inside their home in a San Diego neighborhood, police said.

At approximately 7:30 p.m., officers were called to the 3400 block of Lowell Street in the Roseville-Fleet Ridge neighborhood on reports of a suicide, San Diego police Lt. Jud Campbell said. There, responding officers found a man and a woman down with gunshot wounds inside the home, which is located to the north of Point Loma.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene despite the lifesaving measures of police officers and San Diego Fire-Rescue personnel, Campbell said.

Detectives were working Monday to gather evidence from the property and interview witnesses. A preliminary investigation determined what played out in the home was a murder-suicide. Few other details were immediately made available, but police confirmed that the two were married.

Campbell said their identities are known to investigators and were not publicly disclosed.

Those with information to share with investigators were asked to call the agency’s Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or submit tips anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

Important note: If you or a loved one is feeling distressed, please remember help is available through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. It provides free and confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also call a loved one, member of the clergy or 911.