In Colonial Heights, Virginia, two lifeless bodies of an elderly couple were discovered inside a residence.
The discovery was made at approximately 6:30pm Friday, at the home, located in the 100 block Conduit Road.
When a call for help regarding an unresponsive person was made, fire and emergency personnel were summoned to the home. Upon arrival, it was learned that one victim was a male and the other a female, according to Colonial Heights police.
The couple has been recognized as 84-year-old Joseph Bland Sr. and his 80-year-old wife Evelyn Bland, according to family members. Police say that the victims appeared to be fatally shot.
Some time during the incident, the 2011 Mercury Grand Marquis, which belonged to the victims, was stolen, according to police. However, the vehicle was later found some time after 11pm Friday. It was parked in front of a home just a few blocks from where the double homicide occurred.
At this moment, no suspects have been determined, and no arrests have been made.
Authorities said that they are now looking into this case, since it is unclear as to the circumstances of their shooting deaths or what led to the incident.
Anyone with any further information about this case is encouraged to contact the Colonial Heights Police at 804-520-9300 or Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660. It is highly recommended that tipsters should remain anonymous when reporting tips about actual criminal cases.