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Two dead following apparent murder-suicide in Columbia, Illinois

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COLUMBIA, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

Two people are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in Columbia, Illinois Monday night.

Around 4:40 p.m., according to police, Toni K. Hannon, 53, arrived at a home in the 900 block of High Ridge Drive to drop off some items when John M. Hannon, Jr., 57, confronted her and fired several gunshots. After shooting the woman, police said, Hannon, Jr. turned the gun on himself and took his own life.

When responding officers arrived they said Hannon was still showing signs of life and transported her to a hospital where she later died.

Hannon, Jr. was pronounced dead at the shooting scene.

Police said neighbors reported hearing three gun shots before finding the victims.

An investigation revealed the two were recently divorced and had ongoing disputes over property.

The investigation is ongoing.

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