HIGH POINT, NC (AP) – Five people were found dead in a North Carolina home after one of them apparently killed the other four and then took his own life, police said.
High Point Police said in a news release that officers found the bodies of two adults and three minors at the home on Saturday. All were pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities didn’t say how they died, but the press release said the killings were being investigated as a “homicide-suicide.” Investigators said there was no ongoing threat to the community.
According to the press release, officers were called to the scene after a man and woman ran screaming from the home. Investigators said they encountered the two people asking for help when they arrived. Police Captain Matt Truitt told Greensboro News & Record that the two who fled the home were not injured.
According to the press release, the police forced entry to the house and found the victims. Neither the identities nor the ages of those killed were immediately released.
The murders occurred in a residential neighborhood of neat one- and two-story homes northeast of downtown High Point. The area southwest of Greensboro is also approximately 137 km west of Raleigh.
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