Nova Scotia

Lake Echo deaths confirmed as murder-suicide

Two people who were killed in Lake Echo last weekend died in a murder-suicide, police said Monday.

Two people who were killed in Lake Echo last weekend died in a murder-suicide, police said Monday.

RCMP and Halifax Regional Police said both the man and the woman were shot to death.

Officers were called to a home on Ponderosa Drive at about 8:15 p.m. Saturday. They found the body of a 47-year-old woman.

About four hours later, when an emergency response team went into the home, they found the body of a 50-year-old man.

Police said there were two other people in the house at the time of the shooting, but they were unharmed.

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