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Police: Man, woman dead in apparent murder-suicide

Authorities are calling the deaths of a man and woman found in separate locations in an eastern Pennsylvania borough an apparent murder-suicide. (MGN)

SHOEMAKERSVILLE, Pa. -- Authorities are calling the deaths of a man and woman found in separate locations in an eastern Pennsylvania borough an apparent murder-suicide.

State police in Berks County say a 911 caller in Shoemakersville reported someone pounding on her door shortly after 1 a.m. Monday and said she then heard a gunshot. Police said 50-year-old Carol Zimmerman of Mohrsville was found shot behind the residence.

Police said the victim said "Garry shot me" before she died. Police said 61-year-old Garry Maurer of Shoemakersville was found deceased in his home about 50 yards away just before 4:30 a.m. of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Trooper David Boehm said Maurer was an acquaintance of Zimmerman and helped care for his mother, who died recently.

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