Two dead in shooting

A couple died after an apparent domestic violence shooting with their 2-year-old son inside their Annadel Court home Wednesday night, a sheriff’s detective said.

Patrol deputies found the bodies of Anthony Gaunichaux, 47, and his wife, Amanda, 36, inside their home, said lead Detective Angela Hall.

“She appeared to be the victim of a fatal shooting,” Hall said. “The husband died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.”

Sheriff’s dispatchers received the 911 call just after 10 p.m.

“While dispatchers were on the phone, they heard shots fired over the phone,” Hall said.

Responding patrol deputies made contact with the husband who placed the couple’s son outside. Deputies cared for him in a patrol car.

“Almost immediately, patrol deputies heard the sound of a gunshot and deputies entered the home where they found the husband and wife both deceased,” Hall said. “The child was not physically harmed during the incident and is being cared for.”

Detectives commended patrol deputies for the way they handled the situation under the stressful circumstances.

Patrol deputies respond daily to domestic violence calls.

“If you are in an abusive relationship, please seek help,” Hall said. “If you know someone who is involved in an abusive relationship, please encourage the person to seek help. Due to the cycle of domestic violence, abusive relationships rarely improve without professional help.”

People abused in domestic relationships may obtain victim services through the Domestic Violence Center by calling 615-896-2012.

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