Jefferson County couple identified in murder-suicide

Jefferson County Sheriff Bud McCoig identified the couple Thursday as 55-year-old Thomas Gibson and 54-year-old Rebecca Gibson.

Update on Sept. 8: The Jefferson County Sheriff identified the couple killed Wednesday night in what authorities are calling a murder-suicide.

Jefferson County Sheriff Bud McCoig identified the couple Thursday as 55-year-old Thomas Gibson and 54-year-old Rebecca Gibson.

Authorities received a call from Thomas Gibson on Wednesday night. Thomas Gibson told dispatchers he shot his wife.

When authorities arrived on the scene they found Thomas Gibson with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Authorities found Rebecca Gibson inside the house with multiple gunshot wounds.

McCoig said authorities were never called to the house before Wednesday night.

Original Story on Sept. 7: Jefferson County investigators are at the scene of a shooting at a residence that left two people dead Wednesday night.

Authorities are treating the shooting as a homicide, said Sheriff Bud McCoig.

The sheriff said it was too early to say exactly what may have happened. The two peoples' names have not been released. 

The shooting happened at a residence off Lebanon Road.

Authorities were notified about it between 9 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

(© 2016 WBIR)


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