WELLINGTON — Police are investigating a double shooting in the upscale Olympia development off State Road 7 and Forest Hill Boulevard that is believed to be a murder suicide. The suspect’s name is Stephen Smith, 46. The victim’s family has invoked Marsy’s Law, which prevents police from releasing her name.
Shortly after 5 pm, deputies were called to shoot in the 2100 block of Balsan Way. Upon arrival, deputies located a man and woman dead from gunshot wounds, according to a press release issued by PBSO.
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Detectives believe they have accounted for all parties involved in the shooting, adding: “There is no threat to the public.” An autopsy will be carried out to determine the cause of death. No further information was made available on Saturday.
WPTV reported that the incident was a domestic-related shooting that involved an estranged couple with two children in common. No one else was in the house at the time of the shooting.
PBSO spokeswoman Teri Barberra said the man and woman were the only people inside the home at the time.
Olympia is a gated community of nearly 1,800 single-family homes. A house on Balsan Way, where the shooting occurred, recently sold for $665,000.
Mike Diamond is a journalist at The Palm Beach Post, part of the USA TODAY Florida Network. He covers Palm Beach County government and transportation. You can reach him at [email protected]. Help support local journalism. Subscribe today.
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