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A man fatally shot his wife and then shot and killed himself Friday morning inside a home in the American University Park neighborhood of Northwest Washington, according to D.C. police.

Police identified the man Friday night as Jason Rieff, 51, and the woman as Lola Gulomova, 45. Police said the couple had two children who were not at home at the time.

Police said they were called to the home in the 4300 block of Windom Place NW about 9:20 a.m. to check on the welfare of one of the occupants.

In a statement issued Friday night police said officers went into the house and saw a man with a handgun. The officers heard a shot and found the man with an apparently self-inflicted wound, the police said.

They said the woman was also found in the house. They said she had “multiple” gunshot wounds.