Man charged after elderly couple found dead

UPDATE: A man has been charged with the shooting murders of an elderly couple in Cobar in western NSW.

Ian Settree, 71, and his wife Margaret Settree, 69, were found dead at their home in Cobar on Wednesday night.

The accused shooter, a 46-year-old man who was known to the couple will appear at Bourke Local Court today.


The deaths have shocked the Cobar community.

EARLIER: A MAN is currently being questioned over the alleged murder of a couple in western NSW.

At 8:30pm police were called to a home in Cobar after neighbors heard gunshots.

Two bodies were discovered at the scene, they are believed to be a 69-year-old woman and a 71-year-old man.

The 46-year-old man who is currently being questioned by police was known to the couple.