Two dead in Barrington Hills home

A Barrington Hills police officer blocks the gated entrance to a home on the 0 block of Lakeview Lane in Barrington Hills. Julianne Damato, 47, and Joseph Damato, 56, were both pronounced dead at their home. (Stacey Wescott, Chicago Tribune / May 10, 2012)

A Barrington Hills man shot his wife to death and then killed himself in their northwest suburban home, authorities said today.

Autopsies showed that Julianne Damato, 47 suffered several gunshot wounds and her husband Joseph Damato, 56 had one gunshot wound to the head, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Her death was ruled a homicide, his death a suicide.

The couple was found inside their home on Lakeview Lane in Barrington Hills Wednesday night, authorities said. They were both pronounced dead on the scene.

Barrington Hills police were releasing no details of the deaths.
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