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Police: Murder-suicide at West Bend nursing home

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WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) -- Police say an 81-year-old man shot and killed his 82-year-old wife, and then killed himself, at a West Bend nursing home.

Police Chief Kenneth Meuler says the murder-suicide happened Tuesday at the Samaritan Health Center.

A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report (http://bit.ly/inWyKY ) says the victim was a patient at the nursing home, which is operated by Washington County, and her husband was visiting. Both the man and woman were West Bend residents.

Mueler says a care worker discovered the bodies of the victim and suspect shortly after noon.

No one else was injured or threatened.

The names of the man and woman have not been released.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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