THORNTON — A man killed his wife and then himself at a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in suburban Denver, Thornton police said Sunday.

A fire was reported at the hall around 9 a.m. before another caller told police that a man had shot a woman and then himself, authorities said.

The man and woman were former members of the congregation, police said. Their names have not been released.

Luis Sanchez lives across the street and heard two gunshots Sunday morning. He told The Denver Post that he looked outside and saw a woman lying on the ground.

“It’s very sad,” he said.

Investigators found three incendiary devices at the hall but the Adams County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday afternoon that the devices were “rendered safe” by the Adams County Hazardous Materials Unit.

The Associated Press

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