UPDATE: Brick Township Senior Couple Killed in Murder-Suicide

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on Monday, Brick Township Police were dispatched to a residence on Club House Road to conduct a welfare check on the residents there.

Officials say upon entering the home police found an eighty-year-old female and a seventy-nine-year-old male inside the residence.

Both had sustained a single gunshot wound and were pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives from the Brick Township Police Department and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit responded and conducted an investigation.

Early stages of the investigation have revealed that the male shot his wife before taking his own life.

The crime scene has been contained and there is no danger to the public.