Authorities in Wareham are looking into a possible murder-suicide that occurred in the nearby village of Onset.
The Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office tweeted that Wareham Police called the state police section of the D.A. at around 5 p.m. today regarding a double fatal shooting in the town.
Possible murder-suicide on private way near beach in Wareham
A double shooting in a coastal community in Massachusetts has left two people dead, and authorities are looking into the possibility of a murder-suicide.
According to a tweet from Tim Cruz, the district attorney for Plymouth County, the Wareham Police Department called the Massachusetts State Police detectives to respond to the incident around 5 p.m. on Friday.
At approximately 5 p.m. this evening Wareham Police contacted our Massachusetts State Police Unit about a double fatal shooting in that town. This is an active, ongoing investigation. Preliminarily, it appears to be a murder/suicide.— DA Tim Cruz (@PlymouthCtyDAO) August 19, 2022
A husband and wife, both in their 70s, were discovered dead, according to the responding officers. The wife had Alzheimer’s disease, according to the neighbours, and the couple had lived in the area for a long period.
Cruz posted on Twitter, “Preliminarily, it appears to be a murder/suicide.”
The D.A.’s Office tweeted that the investigation was active and ongoing. It appears to be a murder-suicide at this point.
The shooting’s precise location and timing are still unknown, but the district attorney’s office said early investigations indicate it might have been a murder-suicide.
The DA withheld any additional information, including the scene of the shootings.
Police investigating a possible murder/suicide in Wareham #WCVB pic.twitter.com/KPvBsRZPf5— John Atwater (@AtwaterWCVB) August 20, 2022
Police were reportedly observed congregating on Captain Collis Drive close to the Point Independence Yacht Club, according to Wareham Week.
For the investigation on Friday night, Wareham Police shut off Captain Collis Drive, a private road. The beach along Onset Bay is accessible via the narrow roadway.