Police: Pair Identified In Apparent Murder-Suicide

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A husband and were found dead Friday afternoon at a condominium in the complex on Park Street, New Canaan police say.
A husband and were found dead Friday afternoon at a condominium in the complex on Park Street, New Canaan police say. Photo Credit: Melvin Mason
The complex is between Cherry and Maple streets in New Canaan.
The complex is between Cherry and Maple streets in New Canaan. Photo Credit: Melvin Mason
This is the view of the complex from the New Canaan Post Office.
This is the view of the complex from the New Canaan Post Office. Photo Credit: Melvin Mason
New Canaan High seniors Mike Powell, left, and  
Keith Griffin are shocked to hear the news of the murder-suicide Friday afternoon.
New Canaan High seniors Mike Powell, left, and Keith Griffin are shocked to hear the news of the murder-suicide Friday afternoon. Photo Credit: Casey Donahue

Updated at 7:40 p.m.: NEW CANAAN, Conn. – A married couple were found dead Friday afternoon in an apparent murder-suicide in a condominium in a complex on Park Street in New Canaan, New Canaan police say.

The two were found in a unit at 131 Park St. between Maple and Cherry streets, near the New Canaan Post Office, Sgt. Carol Ogrinc said.

"It's a very said thing," a neighbor said Friday evening.

The man and woman are believed to be in their 40s or 50s, police said. The man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and the woman suffered a wound that was not self-inflicted, police said. Police believe the two people were the only residents of the condo, which is one of four units in the building.

Officers responded to the residence at about 2:40 p.m. after receiving a report of a gunshot being fired, Ogrinc said. At about 7:20 p.m., the bodies were taken out on stretchers and put into in a black van from the state medical examiner's office in Farmington.

Police tape was blocking an entrance in the complex. Several police cars were parked in the complex. Motorists driving by slowed down to look at the scene and ask what was going on. 

"I am very shocked to hear the news," said Deepak Suldhal, 39, who also lives in a condo on Park Street.

Keith Griffin, a senior at New Canaan High School, said he heard talk about the shooting while at a dinner for the school soccer team. "It's really sobering," Griffin said. "It's sort of upsetting."

Mike Powell, 18, also a senior and a member of the soccer team, was surprised to hear about the shooting. "I never thought it would happen in a place like this," he said of the shooting.

Both boys called the shooting "unsettling."

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Does
Anyone know what was
Going on there with them?

Whose your friend?

Very, very sad.

The apartment # is in the New Canaan News video.

The article said 131 Park St. but didn't specify unit #, so we know it's not 200 Park St., right?

Can you at least confirm the address? Did this happen at 200 park street? Kind of looks like it from the pictures. I have friends that live there.

@Love;
wouldn't you call?

Gee thanks! Hadn't thought of that! Will all this modern technology I can't believe I didn't call *sigh*

^sarcasm!!!

Of course I did numb nut. Phone went straight to voice mail

It was a genuine question out of concern. I thought perhaps you weren't thinking through it out of possible angst. You're welcome.

Sorry. Having a bad day. I did hear from my friends. This is just so disturbing. We have the worst domestic violence cases here