Family of the deceased released this statement today:

“The incident on August 12 on 105th avenue was a fatal shooting of a 64 year old woman by her 68 year old estranged husband, also deceased.  The family thanks public for allowing them to grieve their loss in private.”

The 64 year-old woman was found dead in her home on 105 avenue Tuesday. The RCMP were called to the home after reports of a man with a gun. The male was injured and later succumbed to his injuries at the Fort St. John Hospital. The RCMP say the injuries to the male were self-inflicted.

The names of the deceased will not be released at the request of the family.

Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to call the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8100, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.