JHB murder-suicide shakes neighbourhood

Neighbour Lynne Redford says the couple never engaged with the rest of the residents on the street.

Lana Marques and her husband Gabriel da Silva in happier times. Da Silva shot and killed his wife then turned the gun on himself at the Parkview police station. Picture: Facebook/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - One of the neighbours of a Parkhurst man who killed his wife and then shot himself at the local police station says the incident has shaken the entire neighbourhood.

Lana Marques was shot dead by her husband Gabriel da Silva while she was laying a domestic violence complaint at the Parkview Police Station in the early hours of Monday morning.

Neighbour Lynne Redford says the couple never engaged with the rest of the residents on the street.

She says this incident is proof that domestic violence does not just affect a specific demographic.

"Domestic violence isn't limited to any race or age group. Though there were reports on the news I had no idea this was my neighbour."

Neighbours say the couple had just moved to their Parkhurst house two months ago.

Meanwhile, police say the two were searched when they entered the police station, but da Silva then claimed he couldn't see and needed to fetch his glasses from the car.

That's when he came back with a gun and fired shots at his wife, killing her. He then took his own life.

WATCH: EWN speaks to neighbours who lived close to the couple.