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Husband shot wife, killed himself outside counseling center in Baton Rouge

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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.

A sheriff's office spokesperson said the woman was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive. 

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