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Police: Husband Kills Wife In Murder-Suicide

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CHICAGO (STMW) – A man shot and killed his ex-wife numerous times before fatally shooting himself Saturday evening in the River North neighborhood, police said.

Police responded to a call of shots fired inside a building in the 500 block of West Superior Street, according to police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a woman who had been shot multiple times in her body, Kubiak said. Police also found a man with a single gunshot wound to his head.

A gun was recovered at the scene, Kubiak said.

Josephine Martinez, in her 60s, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 7:20 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Frank Davila, 64, was dead on the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Police learned the two were divorced, but still had been living together, Kubiak said. An apparent motive was not available Sunday morning.

Belmont Area detectives are investigating.

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