A 27-year-old woman was found dead at Riverview Place in Buffalo Friday night and a short time later, a 47-year-old man considered a suspect in her death died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Hamburg, Buffalo police said.
The deaths are being investigated as an "apparent murder suicide."
Police said the incident was "domestic in nature."
The woman's death marks the first homicide of 2021 in Buffalo.
No other details were immediately available.
Domestic violence victims in Erie County can receive help by calling the Family Justice Center Safeline at 716-558-7233 (SAFE). In an emergency, call 911.
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Chief of the Breaking News/Criminal Justice Desk
I've worked at The Buffalo News since 2005. I previously worked as a reporter at the New York Daily News and the Charlotte Observer and was a special correspondent for the Los Angeles Times.