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Police investigate murder-suicide in the Highlands

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The scene of the double shooting on Stevens Avenue in the Highlands. The scene of the double shooting on Stevens Avenue in the Highlands.
The house where the shootings happened. The house where the shootings happened.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Metro police are investigating a murder-suicide in the Highlands. Police said the victims are an elderly couple.

It happened in 1600 block of Stevens Avenue on Tuesday.

Tim Darst, president of Deer Park Neighborhood Association, was just getting off work Tuesday morning when he noticed something was wrong in his neighborhood.

"I never would have believed it would be something like this," said Darst. "We've all got parents and our parents are growing older you worry about them."

Metro police were called to the home Tuesday morning. They said a relative came over to check on the elderly couple that lived there.

Police said a man in his 80's and woman in her 70's, were found dead inside. The victims each died from gunshot wounds to the head

"This is what they discovered this morning," said LMPD Spokesperson Carey Klain. "Police did respond, EMS, the coroner has been by and homicide is doing their investigation."

Neighbors told WAVE 3, the relative was the couples daughter. They said the elderly man had been battling some health related issues.

The couple were known for being great neighbors, ones who often would sit on their front porch and wave hello. Neighbors said that's how they are choosing to remember them.

"That's all you can do is pray for that family," said Darst. "If there is anything you could possibly do for the family I'm sure neighbors will jump to do that, that's the type of neighborhood this is."

One of the neighbors told WAVE 3, the elderly man was very active and used to work for the Courier Journal. He had a passion for being a bee keeper.

The coroner is expecting to release the names of the couple on Wednesday.