Victims Identified In Apparent Murder-Suicide In Louisiana

DERIDDER, La. (AP) — Two people found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Louisiana have been identified.

The Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office said deputies found Steven Wilson, 59, and his son, Kyle Wilson, 27, dead Wednesday in a home on the west side of DeRidder, Louisiana.

“Both of those subjects had single gunshot wounds.” Sheriff Mark Herford said. “Based on the investigation thus far, it appears to us that Steven Wilson shot Kyle Wilson, and then took his own life. We don’t know if the first shooting, the shooting of Kyle, was accidental or intentional.”

Herford calls it an isolated incident and doesn't believe anyone else was involved, KPLC-TV reported.

“It’s a tragic situation, and unfortunately, we don’t know exactly what happened because they were the only two in the house,” Herford said. “So, you know, those questions may not have an answer.”

Herford adds the sheriff’s office offers its condolences and prayers to the family of the two men.

The investigation is ongoing.