Couple Shot Dead in Possible Murder-Suicide

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    A man and woman were found dead in the basement of a home in what detectives say may have been a murder suicide.

    Two people were found dead in North Philly Saturday afternoon in a possible murder-suicide. 

    Authorities responded to reports of a shooting inside a home on the 2600 block of West Somerset Street just before 3 p.m., according to police.

    Officials say when they arrived they found a 40-year-old man dead with a single gunshot wound to the head. They discovered his body in the basement of the home.

    The second victim, a 30-year-old woman was dead from a gunshot wound to the chest, according to reports.

    "These people are very nice people," said Vanessa Matthews, a neighbor. "I couldn't believe anything like this would happen to them."

    Relatives of the two victims arrived shortly after police discovered the couple's bodies and a fight erupted among the various family members.

    This is the city's second double homicide in 24 hours.