Police investigate apparent murder-suicide in Bushwick

Police say they are investigating a murder-suicide on Central Avenue in Bushwick.

Police say they are investigating a murder-suicide on Central Avenue in Bushwick. (7/4/16)

BROOKLYN - Police say they are investigating a murder-suicide on Central Avenue in Bushwick.

Officials say they found a gun on the body of 37-year-old Christopher Pickering. They believe he fatally shot 22-year-old Elizabeth Thompkins in the head before shooting himself.

Police discovered the two bodies at about 5 p.m. on Sunday.

One nearby resident says he's horrified this happened.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information that could help police are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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