Police are investigating a possible murder and suicide after two bodies were found in an apartment in the Nicosia suburb of Lakatamia on Monday evening.
According to police, 56-year-old Christakis Christodoulou and 44-year-old Niki Sieftali were last seen on Monday morning.
Police spokesman Christos Andreou said a relative of Christodoulou searched for him and found the two bodies in the apartment at around 9.30 pm.
Various items were found at the scene, including a double-barreled shotgun.
The injuries which killed the couple are believed to have been caused by gunshots.
Asked if the possibility of murder and suicide was being considered, Andreou said that “it is certainly a serious possibility that we are investigating. With the facts we are aware of so far, it seems that the involvement of a third party is excluded.”
A post mortem to be carried out on Wednesday is expected to reveal the causes of the deaths.