A woman was fatally shot on Carleton Court Monday by her husband, according to Redwood City Police.
At about 12:50 a.m. Redwood City Police responded to a call about a woman in need of assistance in the 1700 block of Carleton Court.
When officers arrived, they found a 72-year-old woman and a 69-year-old man with gunshot wounds in their heads. The woman was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The man, who was her husband, was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition, according to police. Police are not releasing the names of the individuals until the families are notified.
Police suspect the man intentionally shot his wife with intent to kill and then shot himself in the head. The motive for the murder-suicide attempt is unknown.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Redwood City Detective Dave Cirina at (650) 780-7607.
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