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Woman fatally shot, man wounded in vineyard near Prosser

March 3, 2018

PROSSER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a 42-year-old woman was fatally shot in a vineyard outside of Prosser.

The Tri-City Herald reports Benton County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the vineyard Thursday evening and found a woman from Sunnyside dead with multiple gunshot wounds.

Sheriff Jerry Hatcher says deputies also discovered a 46-year-old Mabton man with a single gunshot wound in the head.

Hatcher says the man was unresponsive, but still breathing. The man was taken to a hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

Hatcher says a handgun was found at the scene.

Authorities say they are investigating the incident as a homicide-suicide.

No further information was available.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com

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