Authorities reported that on Sunday five people were found dead in a house of Vancouver, Washington, in an apparent murder-suicide case.
A person called the Clark County Sheriff’s Office requesting a welfare check shortly after 1:00 pm local time on Sunday. She claimed that she received a text message from a family member that said she had harmed other people at the residence.
The sheriff’s office said in a statement that Deputies arrived at the home of the Orchards neighborhood and they were unable to establish contact with the residents of the interior. Therefore, they requested support from swat teamsouthwestern region Washingtonbased on the tip about damage and “the possible involvement of a firearm.”
An unmanned aircraft system, or drone, was deployed at the home and found several people who appeared to be dead inside, according to the statement reviewed by The Associate Press.
Officials with an emergency team then entered the home and confirmed that all five people were dead in what was suspected to be a murder-suicide with a firearm, in the community about 18 miles (28.9 kilometers) north of Portland, Oregon.
“Five family members who were at the residence were apparently shot, including the suspect. “There is not believed to be any threat to the public,” the sheriff’s office said.
Police have not identified the victims nor has he said what may have motivated the shooting.
In another similar incident recorded on Sunday in Dallas, Texasfour people, including a 1-year-old boy, were killed and a 15-year-old girl was wounded in a shooting inside a home.
Officers responding to the home Sunday afternoon in the city’s southeast corner discovered that five people had been shot. Three adults died at the scene; while the 1-year-old boy and the 15-year-old girl were taken to a hospital.
It was later known that 1 year old child died and the teenager was in stable condition.
Police said there were no suspects in custody, but it was believed to be an isolated incident.
The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office identified those killed as Logan De La Cruz, 1; Vanessa De La Cruz, 20; Karina López, 33; and José López, 50 years old.
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