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*Oakland, Murder-Suicide Early This Morning Sheila Smith, 53, And Michael Smith, 55

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Oakland police have identified a husband and wife killed in an apparent murder-suicide early this morning as Sheila Smith, 53, and Michael Smith, 55, a police spokesman said.Officers responded to a home in the 1200 block of 61st Avenue around 5:30 a.m. on a check of their well being and found the couple both suffering from gunshot wounds, according to Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason.Both were pronounced dead at the scene, Thomason said.Michael Smith is believed to have shot his wife before turning the gun on himself, according to Thomason.

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