East Point police investigating apparent murder-suicide

East Point police early Tuesday were investigating an apparent murder-suicide in a neighborhood off Washington Road.

Officers responding to reports of gunshots at a home on Potomac Court around 2 a.m. Tuesday found a man and a woman shot to death, Channel 2 Action News reported.

“We believe that the motive for this incident is a murder-suicide,” East Point police Lt. Cliff Chandler told Channel 2.

The identities of the man and woman have not been released.

The incident was the second apparent murder-suicide in metro Atlanta in about 12 hours.

Monday afternoon, a Gwinnett County man shot and killed himself in front of a police officer at a house near Lawrenceville, and when officers entered the home, they found the body of a woman who had been shot to death.