Sheriff: Elderly man, wife shot dead in Arkansas

SWIFTON, Ark. (AP) - Jackson County officials are investigating reports that an elderly man shot his wife before killing himself.

Sheriff David Lucas says the couple was found dead Sunday afternoon in Swifton. He says 78-year-old Gayland McCall called his son-in-law and told him he was going to shoot himself. The son-in-law told authorities McCall said he had just shot and killed 79-year-old Mary McCall.

Officers found the couple lying on the kitchen floor with gunshot wounds in their heads. Lucas says investigators found a 12-guage shotgun in the house.

The bodies were sent to the state's medical examiner for an autopsy.

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