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Police: Man, 53, fatally shoots girlfriend, turns gun on himself in western New York


AMHERST, New York — Police say a 53-year-old man fatally shot his 55-year-old girlfriend before turning the gun on himself in western New York.

Family members discovered the bodies inside an Amherst home on Sunday afternoon.

Police in the Buffalo suburb say Richard Dux shot and killed his live-in girlfriend, Ellen Zingaro, then turned the gun on himself.

Officials say there had been no previous reports of domestic violence at the couple's home.

Authorities are investigating the shooting.

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