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Komotini man shoots wife then self

A 79-year-old man used a hunting rifle to shoot and kill his 69-year-old wife at close range at their home near the city of Komotini, northeastern Greece, before turning the gun on himself, police said Thursday.

The 79-year-old telephoned police after shooting his wife, according to local police, who said they found the pair in a pool of blood in their home.

Neighbors reportedly claimed to have heard the couple arguing frequently in recent days.