Police investigate the two deaths of a man and a woman who were found deceased in their home Wednesday morning in the 400 block of Cherry Valley Road in Vernon Hills. | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner

An elderly couple was found fatally shot inside a home in Vernon Hills Wednesday morning in an apparent murder-suicide, police said.

The Vernon Hills Police Department and Countryside Fire Protection District responded around 9:20 a.m. Wednesday to the 400 block of Cherry Valley Road in Vernon Hills.

Vernon Hills Deputy Police Chief Shannon Holubetz said officers received a call for two people possibly deceased inside a single-family residence.

Police investigate the two deaths of a man and a woman who were found deceased in their home Wednesday morning in the 400 block of Cherry Valley Road in Vernon Hills. | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner

Officers located two victims within the home. Both had apparent gunshot wounds, Holubetz said.

The two, a 67-year-old woman and a 77-year-old man, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Holubetz said both subjects were married and resided at the home.

A weapon was recovered at the scene and an initial examination of the home showed no signs of forced entry.

Police investigate the two deaths of a man and a woman who were found deceased in their home Wednesday morning in the 400 block of Cherry Valley Road in Vernon Hills. | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner

“These and other preliminary indications suggest this is a tragic incident of murder-suicide,” Holubetz said. There is not believed to be any threat to the public.

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Neighbors told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that investigators have marked off the home with crime scene tape and blocked the roadway.

The Lake County Major Crimes Task Force sent evidence technicians to assist the Vernon Hills Police Department in the investigation.

The Lake County Coroner’s Office has not released the identities yet as they are working to notify family members.

Autopsies are scheduled for Thursday morning on the couple.