PIERRE PART – Assumption Parish sheriff’s deputies are investigating an apparent murder and suicide Wednesday morning, the sheriff said.

A man fatally shot his girlfriend with a shotgun early Wednesday while she was holding their 7-month-old boy and then shot and killed himself, Sheriff Mike Waguespack said.

Henry Walker Jr., 29, 297 Leland Loop, Sicily Island, was taken to a Baton Rouge area hospital with wounds to the chest and face, but was pronounced dead later Wednesday morning, Waguespack said.

The girlfriend, Heather Granier, 26, 119 Tut St., Pierre Part, was pronounced dead at the scene, Waguespack said.

Walker, who is from Concordia Parish, had been living with Granier for the past month and a half at her father and step-mother’s house, Waguespack said.

Waguespack said Granier’s stepmother called deputies about 7:40 a.m. Wednesday saying that her stepdaughter had been sh,ot and that the stepmother was afraid the 7-month-old was injured in the shooting.

Waguespack said the baby was not harmed.

Waguespack said detectives are continuing to investigate the shooting.