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Murder-Suicide At New Jersey Motel Being Investigated

July 02, 2018 - 2:34 pm

SOUTH HACKENSACK, N.J. (1010WINS/AP) -- An apparent murder-suicide is under investigation at a New Jersey motel.

The incident began as a "domestic kidnapping" around 8:30 a.m. Monday, and ended with a male and female fatally shot in at the Knights Inn in South Hackensack, officials said.

"Officers from the Paterson Police Department approached a room at the hotel pursuant to an investigation they were conducting," acting prosecutor Dennis Calo said.

Calo continued, "After the officers announced their presence, shots were fired inside the room. The officers discovered the two bodies when they entered the room. The identities of the two individuals will not be released until their next of kin have been notified."

Officials have not said who shot the fatal shots.

The deceased reportedly were in a relationship, but it is not clear if they were still dating.