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West Bend man shoots wife, self


WEST BEND (WKOW) -- Authorities in West Bend are investigating what they believe is a murder-suicide.

The bodies of a man and his 52-year-old ex-wife were found in the driveway of a home early Thursday.

Police believe the man shot his ex-wife, then took his own life.

Both bodies were lying very close to each other next to the woman's SUV.

ATF agents were called to the scene, after someone found a pipe bomb in the SUV. It is unknown whether the bomb detonated. The woman died of gun shot wounds and was not inside the SUV.

Authorities say the woman's two grown children were inside the home at the time of the shooting, which happened shortly after midnight.

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