Burlington County authorities are investigating a suspected murder-suicide shooting this morning in a Mansfield gated community.

An elderly husband and wife were found dead at home on Covered Bridge Circle, said Joel Bewley, a spokesman for the Burlington County prosecutor's office. The investigation is continuing, but there are reports the woman may have been ill, he said.

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