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Two Sansom Park residents took their own lives, officials say

Two Sansom Park residents took their own lives late Tuesday at their home in the 5300 block of Buchanan Street, police said.

Dorothy Harris, 61, was dead at the scene at 9:44 p.m., according to the Tarrant County medical examiner's office.

Benjamin Davis, 60, was taken to Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital where he was pronounced dead, the medical examiner said.

The agency reported that both people shot themselves.

Sansom Park Police Detective Sgt. Tom Milner said Davis' sister was at the home during the shootings.

The sister, Milner said, told police that she heard a gunshot in another room; she went there and saw that Harris had shot herself.

Davis followed his sister into the room, saw what happened, and then took the gun outside and shot himself, Milner said.

Davis was pronounced dead at 10:10 p.m. at the hospital, the medical examiner reported.