Officials in Colorado say 2 children and 2 adults were killed in what appears to be a murder-suicide
Authorities said on Sunday that at least four people were killed in an apparent murder-suicide at a home in Colorado.
According to the El Paso County Sheriff’s office, deputies were called to a home in the Colorado Springs area around 10 a.m. Saturday after receiving a report of someone injured on the scene who needed assistance.
“When deputies entered the residence, they found two juveniles and two adults deceased,” according to the sheriff’s office.
On Saturday, a large police response was dispatched in response to the incident and call.
At least one witness told The Gazette that he saw a large, black armoured vehicle transporting a tactical support unit from the sheriff’s office in his normally quiet neighbourhood.
“It felt like we were being invaded,” Joe said, who gave The Gazette only his first name.
Authorities said a “reverse 911” or Everbridge message was sent to families within a 2-mile radius, requesting that they stay inside and lock their doors and windows.
It was unknown who carried out the attack or whether the victims were related. Their identities will not be released until the Coroner’s Office confirms positive identification and notifies next of kin.
The sheriff’s office stated that there is no threat to the community at this time.
The investigation is still going on.