A man allegedly shot and killed his wife before fatally shooting himself in Sun City Wednesday.

The Menifee Police Department received a call at about 7:10 a.m. from a man who requested medical aid after allegedly admitting that he shot his wife at a residence located in the 27000 block of Terrytown Road, according to the department’s Lt. Denise Keith.

“After a few moments of silence, the call taker heard a gunshot as officers were arriving on scene,” Keith said.

Responding officers entered the residence and found a woman suffering two gunshot wounds to her upper body and the man suffering from one gunshot to his upper body.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The man was taken to a hospital, where he died of his wounds.

The man and woman’s names were withheld pending notification of their next of kin, but they were both reported to be in their 70’s, Keith said.

Menifee Police Department investigators responded to the scene and determined through a preliminary investigation that the man shot the woman “for an unknown reason” and then turned the gun on himself.

Anyone with information on the shooting was asked to call the Menifee Police Department Investigations Division at 951-723-1500.

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