The Thurston County Sheriff's Office is investigating a double fatal shooting.

The Sheriff's Office said driving down the road on 56th Ave NE found two people lying on the ground - both had gunshot wounds.

Responding officers found a woman dead and a man injured.

The man died en route to the hospital.

A gun was found at the scene.

The couple has not been positively identified but it appears that they are a 39-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man from Lakewood.

Lt. Cliff Ziesemer said the coroner will investigate but it appeared their deaths may have been a murder-suicide.

The gun was right next to the bodies and it appears they are husband and wife, said Ziesemer.

The shooting happened about 10 miles north of Olympia.

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