Police: Elderly couple found shot to death in Watertown home

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Police say an elderly couple was found dead of gunshot wounds in the Oakville section of Watertown.

Responding to a call from a family member, officers found the bodies of 90-year-old John Walton Jr. and his 87-year-old wife, Irene Walton, Tuesday morning inside the bathroom of their home on Phillips Drive.

Police say both had serious medical issues and that they had never responded to the home in the past. They say John Walton previously served on the Watertown Town Council and was an active member of the Watertown Police Commission.

Police say their investigation is ongoing, but the shooting appears to be a murder-suicide. Autopsies will be conducted by the medical examiner.

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