DAIRYVILLE, Calif. -

Tehama County Sheriff's deputies responded to what turned out to be an apparent murder-suicide on Sunday morning.

Investigators said it happened on Electric Ave. off Highway 99 in Dairyville, a small community southeast of Red Bluff.

Deputies said a man shot his wife in the stomach, then turned the gun on himself. When deputies arrived, they found a woman in the driveway. She was transported to the hospital, but was pronounced dead.

There were six children in the home. All of them are now in protective custody.