Two Dead in Va. Domestic Murder-Suicide Identified

LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Two people who are dead after a domestic murder-suicide Monday in the Bailey’s Crossroads area of Fairfax County have been identified as Lakshmi Bhat, 62, and Anand Venkata, 36.

Police say Venkata shot and killed Bhat, his mother-in-law, then shot and killed himself.

Fairfax County police received a report of a shooting just before 10 a.m. at the Skyline Towers high-rise apartment complex in the 5500 block of Seminary Road. When police arrived on the scene they found Bhat and Venkata dead in an apartment on the 21st floor.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131 or 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, or text “TIP187” plus a message to CRIMES/274637.

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