A woman was shot dead in Scottsdale, Arizona, by her ex-husband who later took his life by shooting himself.

According to the Scottsdale police, the officers, after receiving reports about a shooting, located 59-year-old Lawrence Labine and 50-year-old Tammy Welch with gunshot wounds on Tuesday (April 28) afternoon at Cholla Park in Arizona.

Welch was found inside a car and was pronounced dead at the scene. Labine, who was alive when the officers arrived, was rushed to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. He later succumbed to injuries at the hospital.

According to the police, Labine carried two guns with him. He shot Welch with one of them while she was sitting in her car before shooting himself with the other.

"It is believed that Labine, armed with two handguns, shot Welch as she sat in her vehicle and then turned one of the guns in himself," the police stated.

Following further investigation, the officials were able to find out that Labine was the ex-husband of the woman. The motive behind the murder was unclear. The families of both parties were notified.

Police confirmed that all parties involved in the incident were accounted for and that there was no possibility of any outstanding subjects. The incident was registered as a case of murder-suicide.

The authorities assured there was no danger to the surrounding community. This was an ongoing investigation. No additional information was available at the moment.

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Representational image of a crime scene. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

In a similar murder-suicide incident that occurred in New Jersey on Sunday (April 26), a husband killed himself by drowning in the Hudson River after he shot his wife who was five months pregnant at the time of her death. The victim, 35-year-old Garima Kothari, who was a former finalist of the hit television show “Masterchef” was killed by her husband, identified as 37-year-old Manmohan Mall. The investigation was ongoing.

If you have thoughts of suicide, confidential help is available for free at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call 1-800-273-8255. The line is available 24 hours, every day.