Univ. of Washington Shootings May Have Been Murder-Suicide

Seattle (CBS/AP) -- Police say the shooting deaths of two people today at the University of Washington in Seattle could have been a murder-suicide.

The two victims were in Gould Hall, where authorities responded at about 9 a.m. to reports of shots being fired, according to Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman Helen Fitzpatrick.

Police said no one is in custody in the case and there may not be anyone else involved. A weapon was found at the scene that may have belonged to one of the dead people, and a murder-suicide was considered a possibility.

The Seattle CBS Affiliate KIRO is reporting the victims were a man and a woman.

Gould Hall, built in 1972, is the university's architecture building. It houses three departmental offices, a dean's office, a library, shop, lab, computer facilities and classrooms, according to the university's Web site.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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