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Police Say Murder-Suicide in Wyoming Shooting


WYOMING,  Del. (WBOC) - Delaware State Police have identified the people involved in a shooting Thursday at a home in Kent County.

Master Cpl. Gary Fournier says the investigation, including an autopsy, revealed Jay Wyatt, 56, shot his wife Janice Wyatt, 57, before trying to take his own life.

Fournier says Janice was pronounced dead at the scene,and Jay died from his injuries at Kent General Hospital Friday.

A news release says the shooting happened shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday at 120 South Layton Avenue in Wyoming.

Investigators say a relative of Janice went to the home to check her welfare due to her not showing up to work.  When the relative entered the house, the relative discovered her and Jay on the floor of the bedroom with apparent gunshot wounds. 

The relative then alerted another family member who called 9-1-1. DSP says the motive for the shootings is still not known. The investigation continues.

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