Husband shot wife, killed himself outside counseling center in Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE - One is dead and another is hurt after an attempted murder-suicide just outside a doctor's office Tuesday afternoon.
At 8 p.m. on Tuesday, the Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office has identified the dead man as 53-year-old Richard Randall Ray, an attorney in Baton Rouge.
The shooting happened around 2 p.m. in the parking lot of a counseling center in the area of Picardy and Essen. Eyewitnesses said they heard six to seven gunshots.
The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said the incident involved a husband and wife who were separated. Investigators believe the man shot his wife before fatally shooting himself.
Officials at the scene said the shooting allegedly happened after a family therapy session.
This is where the attempted murder/suicide happened. Second picture shows where an employee poured bleach to clean where the man’s body was. Husband tries to shoot and kill wife, kills himself all within feet of this front door. pic.twitter.com/FlZVQmxbJ8— Bess Casserleigh (@BCasserleigh) March 2, 2021
A sheriff's office spokesperson said the woman was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.
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