Police ID victims of Fairfax County murder-suicide

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Fairfax County police on Tuesday identified two people killed in Monday’s murder-suicide — revealing that a 36-year-old man fatally shot his mother-in-law and then himself.

The mother-in-law is 62-year-old Lakshmi Bhat of North Carolina. Police said her son-in-law Anand Venkata killed her inside his Falls Church apartment and them fatally shot himself.

Officers were called to a unit in the apartment complex, in the 5500 block of Seminary Road, around 10 a.m. for a report of the sound of gunshots. They found both people dead inside an apartment in the Skyline Towers apartment complex. A Fairfax County police spokesman said officials had not been called to the apartment for any previous disturbances.

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