Connecticut Man, Wife Found Dead in Murder-Suicide After Frantic 911 Call

Police are investigating a murder-suicide at a Connecticut home that involved gunfire following a frantic 911 call from a woman inside.

Police received a report about a domestic disturbance call just before midnight Sunday from a woman who told police two children were inside the house in Vernon, Sgt. William Meier said. She then began screaming.

Meier says police arriving at the scene heard several gun shots and rushed to the home quickly. Police used a battering ram to force their way in and two girls, aged 9 and 15, were found safe.

Meier says police found a man and a woman dead of gunshot wounds inside. They've identified them as 43-year-old Alice Morrin and her 45-year-old husband James Morrin.

Alice Morrin worked as an assignment editor at local FOX affiliate FOX 61 and had recently been promoted to executive assistant to Hartford Courant publisher and FOX 61 general manager Richard Graziano. James Morrin worked for the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

Autopsies are being scheduled.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.