COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) — Howard County Police are investigating a murder-suicide discovered in Columbia Sunday night.

Detectives think 31-year-old Kyle Hartlieb shot his wife Alleen, 31, and then himself.

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Officers responded to a home in the 8400 block of Oak Bush Terrace to check on the couple’s welfare after a relative reported they missed a Sunday gathering and that their car was still parked out front.

After making several attempts to contact the couple, police forced entry into the home and found both dead.

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A handgun was located near Kyle. No one else was inside the home.

A neighbor told police they heard gunshots around 3 a.m. Sunday. The couple was last seen alive Saturday night.

Police continue to investigate the motive in this shooting. At this time, there are no indications anyone else was involved.

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CBS Baltimore Staff