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12/05/07- Tyler

Estranged Husband Allegedly Shoots Wife And Turns Gun On Himself

Smith County Sheriff's detectives are investigating an apparent murder-suicide.

Van Zandt County deputies were called to the crime scene on Farm Road 1995, just along the Smith County and Van Zandt County line around 12:30 Thursday afternoon.

Smith County Sheriff's Department is asking the names be withheld until all family members are notified. Officials said a 37-year old woman was shot and killed by her estranged husband late Thursday morning. 

KLTV 7 was told the couple has a son about six to seven years old. Sheriff's investigators said when the woman returned home from taking him to school, the husband was there. After a dispute, officials said the man shot and killed his wife before turning the gun on himself.

Both bodies are being sent to Dallas for autopsies.

Courtney Lane, Reporting  clane@kltv.com

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