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One man dead and another under guard with gunshot wounds after fatal shooting of an elderly woman

A man and a woman have been killed in connected domestic violence-related shootings either side of the Victoria-NSW border.

A man was found dead from a gunshot wound in the far-western NSW town of Rufus on Tuesday. 

His death was connected to that of a woman, 82, killed in the same manner in Red Cliffs, south of Mildura, Victoria, just hours earlier, police say.

A third person, 58, was found suffering a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound at the Rufus property and was rushed to hospital.  

A man and a woman have been killed in connected domestic violence-related shootings either side of the Victoria-NSW border 

Police were called to the Red Cliffs home at 12.30pm on Tuesday, where a woman, 82, was found with a fatal gunshot wound. 

An hour later, NSW police were called to a property on Rufus River Road, 61 kilometres west of Mildura, where they found the body of a man suffering a gunshot wound.

The age of the deceased man is unknown. 

The 58-year-man was discovered at 3pm.

‘He sustained what is believed to be self-inflicted injuries and has been taken to a Victorian hospital in a critical condition under police guard,’ police said.

A man, 58, is in hospital under police guard following a fatal shooting in Red Cliffs home (pictured) near Mildura

A man, 58, is in hospital under police guard following a fatal shooting in Red Cliffs home (pictured) near Mildura

All parties are believed to be known to each other.

The exact circumstances are yet to be determined.

A NSW Police spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia they’re not looking for anyone else in relation to the incidents.

Homicide Squad detectives from both Victoria and NSW continue to investigate.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The body of man was found at a property on Rufus River Road (pictured), 61 kilometres west of Mildura

The body of man was found at a property on Rufus River Road (pictured), 61 kilometres west of Mildura

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