Kennedale PD investigating possible murder-suicide

Police in Kennedale are investigating a possible murder-suicide that left two people dead Tuesday afternoon.

Officers were dispatched to reports of a shooting in the 1000 block of Belmont Drive around 5:30 p.m. A resident at the home said he was called by a family member about a shooting at the home.

When the officers entered the home, they found 46-year-old James Short and 47-year-old Amy Short dead. A firearm was found at the scene, and no forced entry was observed.

Based on the evidence, police believe the husband shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself. There was a note that appears to be from the husband found at the scene and police said it mentioned marital issues.

Neighbors said the family was fairly new to the community.

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