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Unanswered questions to murder/suicide

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - There are still a lot of unanswered questions into what led to last night's tragic shooting and the two people who who are now dead.  While Kyna Bill died on the scene, Karry Johnson died overnight in a local hospital from his injuries.

"It just seems like there's not going to be a good ending for someone," said Charlotte Fontenot.

And it wasn't for two people in the 1800 block of 14th street.  Lake Charles police say shortly before eight o'clock Saturday night Kyna Bill was shot dead by her ex-husband Karry Johnson, who then turned the gun on himself. 

"When we got there, we discovered that we had a female who had been shot and killed and there was a gentleman who apparently sustained a gunshot wound who was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. He succumbed to his injuries before midnight and passed away," said Jeff Keenum.

Authorities say the shooting took place at a relative's home and that the couple was legally divorced.  

However Bill's cousin tells 7 News, that the two have been separated for two or three years and that Bill had a restraining order against Johnson.  Charlotte Fontenot lives down the street, a street that most nights is quiet.

"I'm real shocked. I didn't hear any shots or hear anything. I just heard the sirens. It's disturbing that something like that happened, it's upsetting," said Fontenot.

"I was out there last night and it seemed like an extremely quiet, normal neighborhood. I don't think anybody expects anything like this to occur in their neighborhood so I am sure it's devastating on their parts as well," said Keenum.

Though Lake Charles Police have processed the scene, the question remains what led Johnson to such desperate measures.

"Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. I can't imagine that things could've  been worked out in this deal. This gentleman couldn't have walked away, sought some counseling or done something to prevent this horrible act from occurring," said Keenum.

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