• The man's family requested a wellness check after reporting him missing
  • Officers arrived at the murdered woman's condo just as the man shot himself
  • The man was found with a gun in his hand and a suicide note nearby

Chicago -- A man traveled hundreds of miles from Georgia to his ex-wife’s condominium in Chicago and shot her to death as they were going through a divorce.

The estranged husband then pulled the trigger on himself just as officers arrived at the condo to perform a wellness check.

Raheel Ahmad, 36, had left his home in an Atlanta suburb and arrived at the Streeterville condo of his estranged wife, Sania Khan, 29. He shot her Monday afternoon.

Officers later found Khan dead inside her apartment near the door. She was shot in the back of her head, NBC Chicago reported.

Khan's body was discovered as officers were conducting a wellness check, requested by Ahmad’s family after he was reported missing. Just as officers arrived at Khan’s apartment door, they heard the sound of a single gunshot and “a verbal groan.”

When they entered, they found Khan’s body as well as Ahmad, who had sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Ahmad was found with a 9mm Glock handgun in his hand, and a suicide note was discovered nearby in the apartment.

Officers noticed that the blood on Khan’s face had already dried, and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Ahmad was rushed to the hospital and later pronounced dead.

The case is being investigated as a murder-suicide.

Ahmad was depressed as he and Khan were “going through a divorce,” an officer from Alpharetta, Georgia, told Chicago police, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The officer also said Ahmad wanted “to salvage the marriage.”

Two of the slain woman’s friends told the outlet that the pair’s divorce had already been finalized earlier in May.

Sources said Khan and Ahmad were both “creative spirits” who studied at the Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences. They also said the pair shared a love for photography.

Khan was a photographer and was preparing to move back home “to start planning her next move in her photography career,” Khan’s high school friend, Grant, told the outlet.

Grant added that Khan’s death “still doesn’t seem real.”

“You were stepping into the next chapter of your life when you left us,” the friend wrote on Facebook, “and I hope that wherever you are this next chapter brings you the happiness and success you were always wanting.”

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.

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