RUSK - Cherokee County Deputies are investigating a murder-suicide that occurred near Rusk.

Sheriff James Campbell said deputies were called to a house located at CR 2303 around 6:17 a.m. Monday.

Campbell said two bodies were found outside the house when deputies arrived, both victims had been shot.

Campbell said it appears 60-year-old James Garner shot his wife, 59-year-old Patricia Garner, and then turned the gun on himself.

It’s unclear what led to the shooting.

An autopsy has been ordered on both victims by Justice of the Peace Tony Johnson.