Couple found dead from apparent murder-suicide

Bristol police cruiser. (File)
Bristol police cruiser. (File)

BRISTOL, Conn. (WTNH) — Police say a married couple is dead following an apparent murder-suicide on Henderson Street Wednesday morning.

Alexander Ryng, 26, and Kyla Ryng, 27, were both found shot dead in their 73 Henderson Street home this morning about 7:15 a.m., police said.

The couple’s three young children — ages 3, 4 and 20 months — were present in the home during the incident but in another room and were not injured, according to police.

News 8 has learned that the couple was going through a divorce. Alexander Ryng was a member of the Connecticut Army National Guard. Bristol police Lt. Kevin Morrell said two of the children ran to a neighbor’s house, presumably to their grandmother’s home next door.

High school student Devon Judge said he was at his bus stop across the street from the house shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday.

“I heard a whole bunch of screaming for about 5 to 10 minutes,” Judge said. Then just a loud bang like someone slamming, then nothing after that. Just dead silence.”

“It’s a very sad day for the neighborhood,” said Herman Nussman. “For everybody that knew the family and the mother, it’s very sad.”

The Department of Children and Families has been notified and the children are in the care of family members, police said.

Police on scene on Henderson Street in Bristol. (WTNH/ Tom Parent)
Police at the scene on Henderson Street in Bristol Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (WTNH/ Tom Parent)

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