Somerset Police are investigating a murder-suicide incident that claimed the lives of an estranged couple that had just broken up.
Amber Pereira, 30, and Joshua Pereira, 31, were found shot dead inside their Somerset residence on Saturday morning just after 8 a.m. Neighbors told investigators that they heard gunshots being fired shortly after Joshua arrived at the home. The man had recently moved out following the couple’s divorce.
Underneath Joshua’s body, police found a gun they suspected was the one used in the incident. No one else but the victims was at the home when the fatal shooting occurred.
The Bristol County District Attorney described the incident as an “apparent murder-suicide” while autopsies are being conducted to determine the cause of death.