The 31-year-old woman killed three male family members, including her father and brother-in-law, before turning the gun on herself in a triple murder suicide in Massachusetts
- A 31-year-old woman was found dead from a “self-inflicted” gunshot wound in a car in a store parking lot
- Two men, 34 and 66, were found dead in a house just over a mile away after witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots
- A third man was later found dead in a car at another crime scene, half a mile from the store and home
- Police have confirmed that all four people are related and there is no risk to the public
- Authorities believe the woman shot and killed the three men before committing suicide
Four family members have been found dead after a woman allegedly shot dead three of her male relatives in a three-location suicide killing.
Police believe a woman, 31, shot and killed her father, 66, brother-in-law, 34, and her brother-in-law’s father, 56, before turning the gun on herself.
Neighbors near the first crime scene on Rockaway Street in Lynn, Massachusetts, reported that up to 20 gunshots were heard at the scene.
Officers from the Lynn Police Department rushed to the scene just before 3 p.m. Tuesday for reports of gunfire and found two men, 66 and 34, dead.
Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett confirmed the woman shot and killed the two men at the property before she found the 56-year-old in a minivan on Laighton St.
Police identified the woman as a possible suspect before finding her dead in her car in a grocery store parking lot about a mile from the first crime scene at 4.30pm.
Police have yet to release the names of the victims as family members are still being notified.
Blodgett indicated that a translator was necessary for some family members to be properly notified, but did not disclose what language they speak.
Officers were called to reports of a shooting on Rockaway Street in Lynn, MA, around 3 p.m. Tuesday. They found two men, 34 and 66, deceased at a property and identified a woman as their suspect
The shooting took place at three locations within a one-mile radius
Authorities then discovered the body of a 31-year-old woman with a “self-inflicted” gunshot wound in a car in a store lot less than a mile from the first scene. Next of kin of all family members have been contacted
A third man was also found dead in a minivan outside Laighton Street, half a mile from the alleged suicide. Sources have claimed that the victim in the minivan was the suspect’s father
Investigators later found another man dead in a motor vehicle parked outside Laighton Street – half a mile from where the woman was found dead.
A neighbor told the Boston Globe he heard fireworks Tuesday night, ran outside to see what was going on, but only saw his neighbor across the street sitting in his car.
William Umana said, “I thought he was texting or something.”
Police were seen removing a body from a minivan just after 10 p.m. and carted it into the state coroner’s van before the vehicle was towed away.
Police Chief Christopher Reddy confirmed that all four people are related and that there is no danger to the public.
Investigators later found another man dead in a motor vehicle parked outside Laighton Street – half a mile from where the woman was found dead
Police Chief Christopher Reddy confirmed that all four people are related and that there is no danger to the public. Authorities confirmed in a statement that they were in the process of contacting their next of kin
Police identified the woman as a possible suspect before finding her dead in her car in a Stop and Shop parking lot about a mile from the first crime scene at 4.30pm
Authorities confirmed in a statement that they were in the process of contacting their next of kin.
Lynn Mayor Jared Nicholson called “the loss of multiple lives devastating,” adding, “Our thoughts are with the victims of this tragedy and we extend our sincere condolences to the families affected.
“While the investigation is ongoing, we have been assured that there is no ongoing risk to the community.
“We ask that the public respect the family’s privacy at this time while public safety officials continue their investigation.”
Horrified neighbors described seeing the normally quiet street flooded with Lynn Police and Massachusetts State Police vehicles, with one saying the incident was “shocking”.