Officials identify 2 dead in Watertown murder-suicide

WATERTOWN, Conn. (WTNH)– Police are investigating a murder-suicide after two elderly people were found dead in a Watertown home on Tuesday morning.

Police say officers responded to a home on Phillips Drive after neighbors reported hearing gunshots fired at around 7:20 a.m.

According to police, when officers entered the home, they found 90-year-old John Walton, Jr. and 87-year-old Irene Walton dead from gunshot wounds.

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Police say the two lived in the home for many years and both were battling serious medical issues.

John Walton, Jr. was a former member of the Watertown Town Council and was an active member of the Watertown Police Commission.

The incident remains under investigation.

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