Updated: Friday, 15 May 2009, 12:21 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 15 May 2009, 4:47 AM EDT
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A husband and wife are dead after an overnight shooting. The shooting occurred around 2 a.m. Friday.
DeKalb County Police said they believe a 34-year-old man shot his wife multiple times before turning the gun on himself around 2 a.m. Friday morning in their Stone Mountain Home on Shadow Lakes Drive.
Neighbors said the first signs of trouble early Friday morning at a Dekalb County home were after it was already too late.
"[A] lady [was] screaming for help. [I] wasn't really sure what was going on," said Daniel Adenuga.
Daniel Adenuga woke up to the cries just after 2 a.m. Friday morning on Shadowlakes Drive near Stone Mountain.
"Heard her scream a couple times, looking for help and [I] was out trying to figure out what was going on. She had run from one end to the other," said Adenuga.
Police were on scene within a minute or two in what they are now calling a murder suicide.
"Once our officer arrived he was directed inside the home by a family member here. He found a man deceased. That officer was then taken to a bedroom where a female was found suffering from multiple gunshot injuries. She was later pronounced dead on the scene," said Mekka Parish of DeKalb County Police.
Police said paramedics on scene worked to revive that 24-year-old woman. They said they suspect her 34-year-old husband shot and killed her then turned the gun on himself.
"At this point our detectives do believe prior to this shooting there was a domestic related incident," said Parish.
DeKalb police tell us there were 2 adults and 2 small children in the house. They're now talking to those adults to try to figure out exactly what happened overnight.
Police said they have been called here before for a domestic dispute. But that previous incident was not violent.
"I actually witnessed one incident where the cops did show up. They're a very nice couple but I figure they've had problems in the past," said Adenuga.
Police aren't releasing the names of the couple until they notify next of kin.
Friends said the whole family at just gotten together to celebrate the couple's youngest son's first birthday over the weekend.