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Elderly couple commits suicide together by shooting themselves because they had cancer

By Mason White 4:16 PM June 16, 2016
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By: Wayne Morin
An elderly couple was found dead in their home in Austria.

Police in Vienna, said that the elderly couple was found dead in their apartment in an apparent suicide.

The elderly couple, both of whom suffered from cancer, had left a suicide note on their front door, explaining that they wanted to end their lives.

The note was discovered by a neighbor who called the police.

The married couple, who were only identified as a 74-year-old man and a 78-year-old woman, were found dead inside the home.

The couple both died from gunshot wounds. The exact time of death is still unclear, police said.

“In the note, both explained that due to their difficult medical conditions, they wanted to end their lives,” police spokesperson Roman Hahslinger said.