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Couple dies in probable murder-suicide

Daughter hurt in N.H. shooting

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Associated Press / February 16, 2008

ALTON, N.H. - The New Hampshire attorney general's office says the shooting deaths of a husband and wife at their Alton home are probably a murder-suicide.

Attorney General Kelly Ayotte said police are investigating the deaths of Robert Bystrack, 44, and Angela Bystrack, 42, who were found dead at home at about 7 a.m. yesterday.

A press release from the attorney general's office did not provide specifics on the shootings.

The news release said the Bystracks' 11-year-old daughter was injured and is being treated at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, where she is in stable condition.

Police said a young girl had reported the shooting.

A neighbor told the New Hampshire Union Leader that police said the daughter ran from the home and said: "My mommy shot my daddy. Then she shot me. Then she shot herself."

Angela Bystrack recently resigned as the town's animal control officer and as a part-time police officer. Her husband, an electrician at Thompson/Center Arms in Rochester, has been active in a local snowmobile club, the Union Leader reported.

The investigation is ongoing. Autopsies are scheduled to be performed today in Concord.

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