ECLECTIC, Ala. — A former Alabama mayor was killed and his wife critically injured in a double shooting at their home. ( ) reports that Sheriff Bill Franklin says deputies were called Sunday to the home of 37-year-old Mike Holton, the former mayor of Eclectic.

Franklin says Holton was pronounced dead at the scene and his wife, April, was taken to a hospital with severe brain trauma.

Franklin says a 17-year-old was in the home at the time of the shooting and was not injured. He did not comment on whether the teen was involved in the shooting.

Franklin said, “We’re letting the pathologists do their jobs on the entry and exit wounds to Mr. and Mrs. Holton.”

He says he will elaborate on the case once the pathology results have been confirmed.