PROSSER, Wash. — 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.

Information from: Tri-City Herald,

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