Two dead in apparent murder-suicide

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible murder-suicide that happened in Denham Springs around 10 pm on Nov. 21.

Deputies were dispatched to Acadian Avenue where they found two people unresponsive with gunshot wounds. The victims were Patricia Blue, 73, and Carl Altazin, 74.

“Upon arrival, the pair was found unresponsive,” said Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard. “Our investigation revealed the female suffered a gunshot wound to the upper torso while the male had a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the upper extremities.  Our investigation also led to detectives learning the two argued earlier in the evening.  Detectives are still investigating to determine what led up to this incident. We can tell you the two were long-time acquaintances.”

The investigation is ongoing.

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