This story was updated at 12:30 p.m. June 18.
Fairfax County police say a man shot and killed his mother-in-law before killing himself.
Police said they responded on Monday shortly before 10 a.m. for a report of the sound of gunshots in the Skyline Towers apartment complex, in the 5500 block of Seminary Road in Bailey’s Crosssroads.
Police said upon arrival, officers found Lakshmi Bhat, 62, of North Carolina, and Anand Venkata, 36, of the 5500 block of Seminary Road, in Venkata’s apartment.
“Both died of apparent gunshot wounds,” police spokesman Don Gotthardt said.
Gotthardt said an initial investigation led detectives to believe the case was a domestic incident that culminated in a homicide-suicide. Police later said it appears Venkata shot and killed Bhat, his mother-in-law, and then shot and killed himself.
“We received a number of calls about the incident, one of which we believe came from within the apartment itself,” Gotthardt said.
Police said Tuesday that the investigation continues and that the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will later make an official determination as to cause and manner of both deaths.
Gotthardt said there was no connection between this case and an incident in the same apartment complex on Friday, in which police used a Taser stun gun on a combative man, who was charged with drunk and disorderly behavior.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.