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Husband and wife dead after murder-suicide, deputies say

An investigation is ongoing.
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OLDSMAR, Fla. — Deputies are trying to figure out what led up to a suspected murder-suicide in Pinellas County.

They responded just before 1 p.m. Monday to a home on Huntleigh Court in Oldsmar after someone called about hearing a gunshot earlier in the morning, the sheriff's office said.

Shawna Katz, 41, was found dead from a gunshot wound. Detectives say they believe she was shot by her husband, 53-year-old John Katz, before he took his own life.

The sheriff's office says an investigation is ongoing.

If you or someone you know is going through a tough time, there is help. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7 and offers free and confidential support. It can be reached at 1-800-799-7233.

In addition, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255.

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