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Elderly Lorain County couple killed in apparent murder-suicide

Posted at 5:17 PM, Feb 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-23 17:17:29-05

An elderly Lorain County couple died Friday morning in what investigators believe was a murder-suicide.

The shooting happened at a home on the 39000 block of Chestnut Ridge Road in Carlisle Township about a block away from Vic Janowicz Memorial Park.

Just after 10 a.m., police say they received a call from the couple's son who had gone to his parents' house to visit.

It appears the victim, 71-year-old Jeanne Johnson, was allegedly shot by her husband, 72-year-old Lawrence Johnson, who then shot himself, police said. 

Authorities said there is no known motive, and the couple didn't seem to have any relationship issues. Lawrence Johnson was recovering from surgery when the shooting happened but didn't have any other known medical issues, police said.

The shooting is still under investigation.