DA: Shooting on Dwight St. in Holyoke an apparent murder-suicide

Dwight street was closed from Maple to Chestnut Streets as police gathered evidence

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – An elderly woman was killed in an apparent murder-suicide in Holyoke Wednesday morning.

According to Hampden District Attorney spokesman Jim Leydon, officers were called to 598 Dwight Street at 10:44 a.m., where they found the woman lying in a common hallway on the third floor with multiple gunshot wounds.

Leydon said a witness there told police an elderly man had left the area to the fifth floor. After searching the floor, Leydon said police found a 78-year-old man with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

The elderly woman was taken to Baystate Medical Center, where she died just before 11:30 a.m.

Police officers closed off Dwight Street from Maple to Chestnut Streets as they gathered evidence. Holyoke police detectives and troopers from the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office are continuing to look into what led up to the shooting.