Couple found shot dead in Belverde, Seixal

A man and a woman, aged between 40 and 50 years, were found shot dead in Belverde in Seixal north of Portugal. 

One of the two a woman was found dead due to shooting with a firearm, in a forest area in Belverde, Seixal. Later a man aged around 50 years was also found dead having been shot about 50 meters from the first victim. The bodies were discovered on 9th July.

According to a PSP source, the weapon used was 7.65 mm, which was found at the scene. There are no known circumstances of the occurrence, although the police are working on the possibility of murder-suicide. The relationship between the two victims has yet to be established.

Police in Setúbal confirmed to Lusa that the first ambulance arrived in the evening of Wednesday, while the second was called during the night.

The two bodies were collected by firefighters and transported from Amora to the morgue of the Hospital Garcia de Orta, Almada.

The case is now being investigated by the Judicial Police.


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