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At approximately 7:32 pm this evening Danville Police responded to the 100 block of Charles Towne Drive for a report of a man and woman who were found deceased in their home.
Preliminary findings suggest that sometime this afternoon the male resident of the home shot his wife and then shot himself. Neither of them survived their injuries. The couple has been identified as Charles Edward Ricketts, age 77 and Rose Harper Ricketts, age 74. The investigation is continuing.