The Saint John Police Force has released the ages of the man and woman who were found dead inside a home on Red Head Road on Monday, following a shooting incident.

The man was 51 and the woman, 50, Insp. Tanya LeBlanc said in a statement.

Police have still not disclosed the names of the deceased, or whether they are related.

The major crimes unit continues to investigate, said LeBlanc.

Red Head Road shooting

Numerous officers kept the area blocked off until Emergency Tactical Services arrived and discovered the bodies inside the home. (Neville Crabbe/CBC)

Officers went to the east side home at about 4 p.m. in response to a request for a well-being check.

Upon entering the residence, they heard what they believed was a gunshot, LeBlanc said.

Neighbouring residences were evacuated and the road was blocked.

The scene was contained until Emergency Tactical Services arrived, entered the residence and found the two deceased, she said.

Multiple police cruisers and an ambulance responded to the home.

The road was reopened after about two hours.