Two dead in possible murder-suicide at Far North Side home

Police investigate report of double shooting (Photo: Fox San Antonio)

SAN ANTONIO - Two people are dead following a double shooting on the Far North Side.

Police were called to the 3600 block of Ivory Creek shortly after 7 a.m. Friday. Police say they received a call from a woman who was inside a closet at the home. Investigators believe the man shot his wife in the head and then himself.

"It's really shook the neighborhood. Nothing like that has happened. It's a very quiet neighborhood, very quiet street," said neighbor Aya Avnon.

David Ross, 46, was dead when police arrived, while Casey Ross, 43, was rushed to University Hospital where she later died from her injuries. The couple has two school-aged kids who were not home at the time of the shooting.

"I was walking here only a week or so ago, and I saw a man playing basketball with a little girl, and I saw a woman in the garage taking groceries out of the back of the car," neighbor Jack Verhagen told us. "And a week later, I am standing in front of a murder scene. I can't believe it."

Police have not determined why the husband shot his wife. Domestic violence advocates say in many situations, when someone being abused makes an attempt to leave or mentions leaving, things can quickly turn tragic.

"Domestic abuse crossing all kinds of economic and class lines. It doesn't have anything to do with a neighborhood or such," said Verhagen.

Neighbors say this was Casey's second marriage and she had lived in the home with the children prior to David moving in.

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