In an apparent murder-suicide, a man killed his wife and pet dog after an alleged domestic dispute in Little Rock, Arkansas. After the killings, the man shot and killed himself.

Local police said that a person visited 19116 Summershade Drive, about a mile west of Chenal Parkway, Saturday afternoon to check on the residents, and found the two people dead. When authorities arrived at the scene they found the bodies of the man and the woman. Both were found with fatal gunshot wounds, and a weapon was found at the scene.

A dog was also found dead inside the home, according to police.

Officers responding to the scene said that a gun and a knife were used in an altercation.

According to police spokesman Eric Barnes, it is believed that the man shot his wife and killed his dog following a domestic incident. The causes of death were still under investigation and police are working to determine the timeline in which the incident occurred.

Other details about the apparent murder-suicide incident are yet to be revealed.

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In another case on Wednesday, a woman was shot and killed by her boyfriend who then ended his life. He also killed the woman's pet cat. Officers from the Woonsocket Police Department arrived at a multi-unit apartment building at 706 Social Street on June 17, after they received reports about two people found unresponsive.

The officers found 44-year-old Tanya Gagnon, and her 43-year-old boyfriend, Charles Johnson, unresponsive with gunshot wounds. Both Gagnon and Johnson were pronounced dead at the scene. According to the police, both suffered single gunshot wounds.