Police investigate murder-suicide at 20th Avenue South

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A 73-year-old woman and 68-year-old man are dead following an apparent murder-suicide involving gunfire inside a home on 20th Avenue South.

Midtown Hills Precinct officers were called to the home Wednesday. When Linda Marini's physician requested a welfare check when she missed an appointment and calls to her home were not answered. Police said she is the victim in the incident.

First responders forced entry into the home where they found the woman and a man dead in separate rooms. A pistol was recovered next to the man, Robert Patchin Jr. according to MNPD release.

Police are not identifying the two people involved in the incident.

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Nashville police say woman, man found dead in apparent murder-suicide