YUKON police charge Ralph Shaw with the murder of his estranged wife, Saengduean Honchaiyaphum, and Patrick McCracken

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Yukon RCMP originally responded to a domestic dispute in the community of Faro before they received reports of gunfire that left two people dead and a man critically injured on October 26th.

Police said the suspect has fled the scene before they arrived, and it was when they attended a different home that the deceased female was located. the 73-year-old man was located deceased while police were conducting well-being checks in surrounding homes.

The deceased have been identified as Saengduean Honchaiyaphum, 42, and Patrick McCracken, 73.  Honchaiyaphum was the estranged wife of the accused. they had been married nearly two decades according to CBC.

Ralph Shaw, 61, is charged with two counts each of first-degree murder, attempted murder and aggravated assault.