Man, ex-wife found dead inside Carmel home

(WISH Photo/Jeff Wagner)
(WISH Photo/Jeff Wagner)

CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) – Police were investigating Sunday a man and ex-wife found dead in a home as a possible murder-suicide.

Carmel Police responded to reports of a shooting in the 4600 block of Somerset Way South. The shooting happened shortly after 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Major Lee Goodman from the Carmel Police Department confirmed that the two victims were found dead at the scene.

According to preliminary investigations the man, David Hall, 38, shot his ex-wife, Shannon Hall, 40, then shot himself.

Goodman said their two children, ages 8 and 10, were in the home at the time of the shooting, but they were not hurt. Police said Shannon’s parents were in the home as well but weren’t hurt.

“It’s tragic that anytime a domestic situation has to come to this type of a conclusion. It’s unneeded. There are other avenues for people with counseling, and it’s just unfortunate they have to come to this,” said Goodman.

The number of shots fired and where the victims were shot was not immediately released. Carmel Police will continue to investigate the shooting.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story identified David Hall and Shannon Hall as married. Court documents indicate they divorced July 2. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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