METAIRIE, La. -- Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office deputies are investigating an apparent murder-suicide Sunday afternoon.

The incident happened around 12:30 p.m. in the 4500 block of Transcontinental Drive.

Authorities said deputies went in to the home and found the body of Larry Townsend, 67, lying on the floor in the bedroom with what they believe was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Deputies said a shotgun was found close to him. They added his wife, 68-year-old Linda Townsend, was found lying in the bed of the same room, shot in the head.

Officials said they are investigating the case as a murder/suicide.