Cincinnati police investigate apparent murder-suicide

Police are investigating an apparent murder suicide after they found two people fatally shot Saturday morning.

Officers were called shortly before 4:30 a.m. to the 1600 block of Waverly Avenue on a report of a person shot. They found a man and woman dead at the scene.

The victims were identified as 31-year-old Ashley Montgomery and 39-year-old Clifford Smith.

Preliminary investigation indicates Smith shot Montgomery and then killed himself, according to Cincinnati police.

Anyone with information is urged to call police dispatch at 513-765-1212 or Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.

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