Husband shoots wife, tries to kill himself

Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage man shot and killed his wife early Monday and then shot himself in a failed suicide attempt.

Anchorage police said Gail D. Dorr, 46, was shot by her estranged husband, Robert R. Dorr, 51, shortly before 5 a.m.

Police said the shooting occurred at a Tesoro station on Spenard Road. Investigators said Robert Dorr shot his wife in the parking lot and then turned the gun on himself.

They were both taken to Alaska Native Medical Center, where Gail Dorr was pronounced dead and her husband was being treated for severe wounds.

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