Modesto Husband and Wife Found Dead

MODESTO, CA – On Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at approximately 5:18 p.m., Modesto Police Officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of Monticello Ave after receiving a report that two adults were possibly deceased inside of the residence. The original call was made by a family member.

Officers arrived at the residence and confirmed that there were two bodies inside. The male and female both suffered from gunshot wounds. Ambulance and fire personnel attempted to treat them both, but they were pronounced dead at the scene.

The deceased have been identified as Donald Shively 89 years and Lillian Shively 70 years, (husband and wife), both Modesto residents. The investigation is still ongoing. At this time in the investigation it appears this was a murder suicide.

The shooting is still under investigation. Anyone with any information regarding this shooting is asked to contact the Modesto Police Department at (209) 572-9500 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.