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UPDATE: Husband Kills Wife in Murder-Attempted Suicide

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UPDATE: A 55-year-old woman is dead and a 61-year-old man is injured in what the Ingham County sheriff's department is calling a murder-attempted suicide.

It happened on the 4000 block of N. Main in Stockbridge.

Investigators tell 6 News that Department of Human Services co-workers got concerned when Peggy Curry didn't show up for work. They asked the cops to check on her house. The Stockbridge police chief and an Ingham County sheriff's deputy found a broken window upon arrival and discovered Peggy's body inside the home. 

Her husband of four years, James Curry, had two gunshot wounds under his chin. He was taken to a local hospital, where he's now listed in "very critical" condition. Police belive James shot his wife, then attempted to take his own life.

"It's not something you would expect. It's something that we thought would have probably been the last thing that could have ever happened in this community. And why I guess. That's the question. Why?" asked one neighbor.

Police say Curry was a Vietnam vet and they were told he was possibly suffering from PTSD.

"It's just sad for any community," said the Sheriff.

Neighbors say the two kept to themselves, but were nice people.

"They seemed they were very caring. Loving. Loved each other..."

DHS employees later released this statement: "The DHS family is saddened today by the news of the tragic death of Peggy Curry. In recent years, Peggy was an important part of the team in Child Welfare, working with adoption, and before that in Juvenile Justice. Peggy had a passion for her work and for helping people. She will be greatly missed. Today, as we cooperate with law enforcement in their investigation, our thoughts and prayers go out to her family, friends and her many grieving co-workers here at DHS."

The Ingham County Detective bureau is investigating the shooting as a homicide.

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