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State police released the identities of two people found shot to death at a home near Hughesville this morning.

Police said Wesley Travis Minier, 36, and Kristin Paige Walter, 29, were already deceased when emergency medical services arrived at their home on the 700 block of Mount Zion Hill Road, Penn Township.

Both died of apparent gunshot wounds, according to investigating officer J. Keeler. 

Minier called 911 around 6:30 a.m. to report a medical emergency, Keeler wrote.

When EMS arrived, a nine year old child was found watching TV in the living room, police said.

"Upon walking through the residence, EMS located the 911 caller, Wesley Minier, deceased in the kitchen from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound," Keeler wrote.

Walters was found deceased in a bedroom from an apparent gunshot wound, police said. 

EMS contacted state police to conduct a death investigation, cleared the scene, and removed two children, ages nine and six, from the home, Keeler wrote.

Lycoming County Children and Youth Services were called to the scene to assist with the children. 

The Lycoming County Coroner's Office and Susquehanna Regional Emergency Medical Services also assisted on the scene, Keeler said.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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