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Man shoots and kills wife, dogs in murder-suicide, police say

Authorities said a man shot himself, his wife and two dogs in north Phoenix.

PHOENIX — A man and woman are dead after an apparent murder-suicide, police said. 

The Phoenix Police Department said a man shot his wife and then shot himself in the area of 39th Street and Cortez Road on Saturday.

Officials received a call just before 4 a.m. from a man saying her had just shot his wife. As operators tried to get more information from him, the heard another gunshot, police said. 

The wife, who was identified as Susan Potts, did not survive her injuries, authorities said. The man, who was identified as William Potts, was taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition and later died. 

Police said two dogs were also shot to death in the incident. 

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