Fairfield County murder-suicide leaves four dead 'after dad shot wife and his two kids' days before Christmas

A MAN reportedly shot dead a woman and two young kids before shooting himself in an apparent murder-suicide on Wednesday morning.

Medics were called to the home on Westview Terrace in Lithopolis, Ohio, at 9.54am, police say.

Deputies were immediately called to the scene, where they were found two children, a woman, and a man dead inside the house with gunshot wounds.

The sheriff's office said they believe the man shot dead the three victims.

He then died by a self-inflicted gunshot wound, cops added.

Police have yet to release the names or ages of the victims involved.

Fairfield County Sheriff Alex Lape told 10TV that the children were approximately between two and four years old.

He could not confirm the relationship between the victims.

The time of death is also not clear.

Most read in The Sun


Verstappen will quit F1 if he loses engineer who helped him beat Hamilton


Rylan Clark reveals bitter feud with top actor he wanted to 'punch in the face'


Jones 'a shock Benfica target with Man United willing to listen to offers'


I'd look like a 60-year-old without Botox, says Love Island's Faye Winter

Police have not said who called them to the home but that the caller said they had received the information second-hand.

The call was made about a possible shooting at the residence.

Footage from the scene shows the home on the small estate cordoned off as police continue the investigation.

Sherriff Lape said the scene is still being processed.

He added that there is no reason to suspect the deaths are anything other than a murder-suicide.

We pay for your stories!

Do you have a story for The US Sun team?

Email us at [email protected] or call 212 416 4552.

Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSunUS

    Source: Read Full Article