PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police believe a 62-year-old man killed his wife inside their Northern Liberties home.
Officers responded to the 300 block of West Poplar Street shortly before 1 a.m. Friday.
They had received a call about a person with a gun and the possibility someone had been shot inside a home.
When they couldn't get into the home, officers declared it a barricade situation and the SWAT unit was called in to assist.
After police confirmed someone had been shot, SWAT members forced their way into the home.
Once inside, they found a 55-year-old woman lying in the third-floor bedroom. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
They took her 62-year-old husband into custody after he was discovered in the basement.
"We believe this individual is the one who was responsible for the murder. Both parties were a married couple," Philadelphia Police Captain Bill Fisher said.
Police say relatives of the pair, including children, were found hiding in a basement closet. They were not harmed.
Officers are still trying to determine what led to the bloodshed.
They say they had never been called to the home before this incident.
Woman found shot to death inside Northern Liberties home, husband arrested
The SWAT unit found the 55-year-old victim in a third-floor bedroom.
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