ELKIN, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say a man apparently shot and killed his wife before taking his own life.

Elkin police said in a news release that officers were called to an apartment late Saturday afternoon. They found 68-year-old Dennis Hutchens and 68-year-old Nancy Hutchens dead.

Police said it appears that Dennis Hutchens shot his wife before killing himself.

Elkin is about 35 miles (55 kilometers) northwest of Winston-Salem.