An elderly woman and her son were found dead in their Wichita home on Friday morning in what police believe was a murder-suicide.
Margaret O’Neil, 80, was found shot multiple times in the kitchen of her home in the 4800 block of North Portwest. Her son, Michael O’Neil, 57, was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police were called to the home around 6:30 a.m. after a friend reported that Margaret O’Neil had not been answering the door. When officers arrived, they saw the woman’s body through a window and forced their way into the home.
Margaret O’Neil & Michael O’Neil Cause Of Death
The investigation into the incident is ongoing, but police believe that Michael O’Neil shot his mother before turning the gun on himself.
This is the sixth fatal shooting in Wichita this week. If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Wichita Police Department at 316-268-4407.