A father came home to a possible murder-suicide in Georgia where his two children and their mother were shot dead in their Norcross home, 11 Alive reports.
The police received a call around 4 p.m. on Friday stating that a person was shot. A man called to report that his wife and her two children were shot to death in their Norcross home on the 700 block of Pebble Creek.
The police are still investigating, but they believe that this could have been a murder-suicide where the eldest son, age 26, shot and killed his mother, age 55, and his brother, age 10, prior to pulling the trigger on himself.
Gwinnett Police Corporal Deon Washington revealed that the police are still unaware of the circumstances behind the shooting, but they are working diligently to investigate this crime.
“Detectives are working to determine the sequence of events that took place before the homicides and during. More importantly, we are investigating why a tragedy like this would happen one week before Thanksgiving.”
Critical Incident Stress Management and church officials have been asked to help the family members and others involved with this tragedy that occurred right before a major holiday.
“This is a very tragic situation for this family, one week before Thanksgiving. When most are finalizing their holiday plans, for them to have to deal with something so tragic is heartbreaking.”
Washington told Gwinnett Daily Post that they are not aware of any domestic issues at the residence prior to this crime.
Concerned neighbors filled the area after noticing a line of police cars near the residence. One neighbor said that she was concerned because her son had told her that the girl from the residence was not in school that day.
The next-door neighbor said that he noticed a man crying in the streets shortly after he arrived at the home. It is believed that the family member arrived shortly after the shooting occurred, but further investigation is needed to confirm this.
Anselmo Ojeda, a neighbor, told Fox 5 News that they seemed like a “regular” family.
“It’s very sad. They looked like a regular family.”
The Gwinnett County Medical Examiner’s Office is working towards determining the cause of death for each individual.
This incident occurred just one day after an attempted murder-suicide in Indiana that left two children dead and the mother, who was responsible of the crime, wounded.
In the early hours of Thursday morning, 911 dispatchers received a call from a woman who told them she had killed her two children and stabbed herself, Inquisitr reports.
When police arrived at the scene, they found 7-year-old Tyler Worley and 3-year-old Charlee Worley deceased with large lacerations on their necks, as well as their mother, Brandi Worley, 30, with a wound to the neck.
The mother admitted to the police that she killed her children because she didn’t want the children’s father to take them from her amid a divorce.
The father, Jason Worley, was in the house during the crime, but he was asleep in the basement and unaware of what had happened. Just one day before, Jason filed for divorce. Within the divorce filing, he requested custody of the children and child support benefits.
An update was recently provided for that story. Autopsy reports revealed that both Tyler and Charlee died as a result of being stabbed in the neck, WTHR reports.
In both cases, neither of the families had a history of domestic issues, and the police had never made any visits to their houses prior to the crimes.
Sadly, both crimes occurred just one week prior to Thanksgiving. Our condolences go out to the families and friends involved. The Inquisitr will continue to update both stories as more information becomes available.
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