The 63-year-old woman involved in a double shooting at her West Tisbury home this morning that resulted in the death of her estranged husband sought, and was denied, a restraining order earlier this month, police said.

According to West Tisbury police sgt. Jeffrey (Skipper) Manter 3rd, Cynthia C. Bloomquist came to the West Tisbury police station after court hours on March 1 to request a restraining order against 64-year-old Kenneth R. Bloomquist. The appropriate paperwork was filled out, Mr. Manter said, but on-call judge Robert Kane denied issuing the order.

Mr. Manter had no comment about why Mrs. Bloomquist sought the order, or why the request was denied.

According to Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe, on Friday morning Mr. Bloomquist shot his wife after breaking into her house at 19 Skiffs Lane.

Mrs. Bloomquist was rushed to the hospital after sustaining gunshot wounds to her torso. She was listed in stable condition at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital as of Friday afternoon. Mr. Bloomquist also sustained apparent gunshot wounds and died at the scene.

West Tisbury police were dispatched to the home at 7:48 a.m., responding to a 911 call placed by Mrs. Bloomquist, police said. Two ambulances were called to the scene and the Island’s Tactical Response Team was also asked to respond.

A team of four officers went into the house and found both people upstairs: Mrs. Bloomquist wounded in an upstairs bedroom and Mr. Bloomquist deceased.

The district attorney’s office said Mr. Bloomquist’s body will be transported to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy, and the matter remains under investigation by West Tisbury police, state police detectives assigned to the district attorney’s office, state police crime scene services and the medical examiner’s office.

More information may be available early next week, the district attorney’s office said.

Mr. Bloomquist is listed as a partner in Harvard Images, an aerial photography company based in Harvard, Mass. Police say he was living off-Island.

Mrs. Bloomquist is a former long-time employee of her alma mater, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she worked from 1974 to 2010. Her most recent position there was as senior associate director for corporate relations.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Bloomquist were licensed to carry guns, Sgt. Manter said.

According to the town assessor’s database, the couple purchased the West Tisbury property in 1981.

Police officers, selectman Richard Knabel, and Cape and Islands assistant district attorney Laura Marshard all gathered outside the beige and white house at the top of Skiffs Lane following the incident Friday morning. Late into the day teams of investigators and police vehicles were still at the scene. Cars, and a few gawkers, crowded the normally quiet street.

“This is a hugely unusual event for a town like West Tisbury,” Mr. Knabel later told the Gazette. “We’re fortunate we have a very professional police force that is dealing with this, and has been dealing with this.”

“It’s unfortunate . . . we all wish it hadn’t happened,” he said.