COLUMBUS, Ind. — A death investigation is underway after two people were found dead inside a Columbus home.
A 911 call about a shooting on Sumpter Court came in to the Columbus Police Dept. around 8:55 p.m. Police said two people inside the home were pronounced deceased. Both had gunshot wounds.
An initial investigation into the shooting indicates 41-year-old Charles Schmidtke entered his estranged wife’s home. Once inside, he reportedly shot 36-year-old Julie Anne Schmidtke multiple times.
Schmidtke was also found dead inside the home from a single gunshot wound.
Police say there are no known threats to the community at this time.
Anyone with information regarding this ongoing investigation is urged to contact the Columbus Police Department at 812-376-2600. Tips and information can be submitted anonymously.