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On Tuesday, Tara Book called the emergency line to report that she had killed her daughter, Brittany Buras. She later committed suicide, authorities say. A mother fatally shot her 23-year-old daughter and then killed herself near Mandeville, Louisiana, on Tuesday, authorities said.
According to a news release from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, the murder-suicide occurred Tuesday morning at a home in the 700 block of Lane Street.
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At approximately 8:30 a.m. m., a woman called 911 and told a dispatcher that she had just shot her daughter and was going to shoot herself, the department said. “The dispatcher then heard what appeared to be a gunshot,” according to the news release.
Agents dispatched to the residence found two deceased women, later identified by the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office as Tara Book, 43, and Brittany Buras, 23, according to NOLA.com.
Buras’s manner of death was listed as homicide, while Book died by suicide, the coroner said, according to New Orleans station WWL-TV.
The coroner’s office did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment. St. Tammany Parish Medical Examiner Dr. Charles Preston told WWL-TV the deaths raise ongoing concerns about the suicide rate in the area.
“St. Tammany has always had a worryingly high suicide rate,” he said. “When you look at the demographics of people who usually commit suicide, they match the demographics of St. Tammany Parish.”
Friend Ayla Duhon told NOLA.com that her mother and daughter were “extremely close.”
“Tara did not have a mental illness,” Duhon said. “She had no temper. She was a responsible person. We were all so shocked. Out of our group of friends, she would have been the last person you would think would do this.”
Buras, a Covington High School graduate, studied at Louisiana Technical College at one point, according to the outlet. If you or someone you know is considering suicide, contact 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988, text “STRENGTH” to Crisis Text Line at 741741 or visit 988lifeline.org.