Gallatin police investigating murder-suicide involving elderly couple

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SUMNER COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Gallatin Police are investigating a murder-suicide involving an elderly couple. 

According to Gallatin Police Chief Don Bandy, the incident happened on Hawkins Avenue Tuesday.  

Neighbor Casie Jones said she would’ve never imagined a crime scene in such a quiet neighborhood.

“It makes you sad to make you think about what they were going through. And nobody helping them or not reaching out to anybody,” Jones said.

Jones heard the gunshots ring out this morning, but didn’t suspect it was anything serious.

“We just heard a couple, what sounded like gunshots. I thought it was fireworks and we left and a couple hours later, come back and cop cars anywhere over here,” Jones said.

A neighbor directly next door said he could see the couple’s bodies outside when he returned home and saw police officers.

“It’s horrible, it’s just sad. There’s no telling what they had on their mind to, whatever happened,” Jones said.

Police have not yet released the names of the victims. 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a prevention network of 161 crisis centers that provides a 24/7, toll-free hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. If you need help, please call 1-800-273-8255.

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