A police inspector allegedly shot his wife and then himself at Umlazi in Durban South on Friday, police said.
Police spokesperson Inspector Rani John said very little information was available on the incident.
"Our officers are on the scene, a police inspector shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself," she said.
Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said when paramedics arrived on the scene, the couple were already dead. - Sapa