Be'er Sheva police are investigating an apparent double murder after the bodies of a man and woman bearing gunfire wounds were found in the hours of Wednesday morning.

At 3:19 A.M. emergency services received a call alerting them to shouts and the sound of gunfire at a house in the city's Nahal neighborhood.

Paramedics who arrived at the scene found two bodies, later identified as Moshe Abayev, 24, and Veronica Kur, 18.

It later emerged that a teenager identifying himself as Abayev's cousin, who was staying at the house along with his parents, alerted police after being woken by the shots.

Police are examining the possibility that the attacker was involved in a a dispute with the teenager.