State police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in a home near the town green on Main Street in Durham that happened Tuesday night.
Police found a man, a woman and a family dog dead outside the home at 73 Main Street after responding to a 911 call at about 7:36 p.m. Tuesday reporting two people possibly dead there, state police said.
Terry Oakes Bourret, 71, and Donald Bourret, 74, who lived together at the home, and their dog died of "apparent" gunshot wounds in what state police believe is a murder-suicide by firearm, according to state police.
The Major Crimes Squad was called in soon after and investigators were on scene for more than 10 hours searching the single-family home and the Terry Oakes Bourret Art Studio directly behind it, photographing the scene and collecting evidence, including a gun found by one of the deceased parties. The investigation focused on the area behind the home near the art studio.
The state medical examiner will examine the two bodies to determine the causes of death.
The incident remains under investigation.