72-year-old Caldwell Co. couple dead in apparent murder-suicide

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide case.

Just after 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, deputies responded to a call from a resident who rents a home in the 4000 block of Brookview Place in Granite Falls. The caller rents a room at the residence.

Upon arrival, officers found a man and a woman both dead from gunshot wounds. Names are not being released pending notification of family members.

Preliminary evidence appears to show that a 72-year-old man shot his 72-year-old wife with a handgun and then turned the gun on himself.

There is no suspicion of foul play. Officers had responded to a previous call at the residence in late fall of 2017.