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Homicide/Suicide in Wellington

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Posted by Paige Bresky --email

WELLINGTON, FL (WFLX) --- One woman was killed by her ex-husband who subsequently commited suicide in the 1000 block of Summerwood Circle in Wellington Friday night.

According to police reports, the victim, 41-year-old Paula Beltre was shot and killed by her ex-husband 42-year-old Jose Ferreira, who then shot and killed himself.

Beltre and Ferreira have been divorced since 2008. 

The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a minor child stating that several shots were heard at about 11:24 p.m.

The caller also stated they observed the mother and father lying outside the front door of the residence with a gun lying by Ferreira's feet. 

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue responded and pronounced Ferreira dead at the scene. 

Beltre was TraumaHawked to Delray Medical Center and pronounced dead by ER staff.

The Department of Children & Families was contacted and temporary custody of the pair's minor children, boy and girl, ages 10 and 11, were given to an Aunt. 

According to PBSO records, no history of domestic violence could be found on either party. 

This investigation is open and ongoing.

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