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Keller Police await lab report in couple’s deaths

Keller police are awaiting the toxicology report on an elderly couple found fatally shot inside their room at a Keller assisted living center earlier this month in what police believe was a murder-suicide.

Police were called to the Whitley Place assisted living facility at 800 Whitley Road about 6:40 a.m.on Dec. 3 on a report of a shooting.

Lt. Brenda Slovak, a KPD spokeswoman, said investigators believe the man shot his wife with a .22-caliber revolver before turning the gun on himself.

“The husband shot the wife in the left temple and then put the gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger,” she said.

The couple were identified as as Joe and Georgianne Woolum, both 90.

The Woolums had lived at the facility since June 2013, Slovak said.

“We don’t know where the gun came from. We’ve got to talk to the family,” Slovak said. “It looks like she may have had some medical issues. There are no reports of domestic violence.”

Slovak said investigators are waiting to get the the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s lab report.

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