'Bayou Billionaires' star Valerie Dowden Wells killed in murder-suicide

A cast member on the short-lived CMT reality series "Bayou Billionaires" died Monday in a murder-suicide in Shreveport, Louisiana, local ABC affiliate KTBS reports.

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Wells, 47, was shot multiple times while in her car at a McDonald's by a man who then shot himself. The reality TV personality was pronounced dead at University Health Hospital, while the shooter, identified as 46-year-old Robert Gaddy, died at the same hospital after being transported by the Shreveport Fire Department.

Law enforcement believe that Wells and Gaddy may have been in a relationship at some point.

"Bayou Billionaires," which aired in 2012, centered on Wells and her family as they dealt with the effects of wealth derived from the Haynesville Shale natural gas development.

Wells' parents, Kitten and Gerald Dowden, reflected on their daughter's death on Facebook in a post Tuesday, writing, "This is really hard on us and her children. It is out of order. No parents should have to go through this."

In addition to her parents, Wells is survived by her daughters, Jessica and Nikki, and her son, Devyn Metcalf; husband, Robert Wells; brothers, Gerald Dowden Jr. and wife Peggy and Thomas Dowden and wife Mallory; sister, Chantel Mynes; and maternal grandfather, Jim Roy, according to KTBS.

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