Three adults are dead and four children have been rescued from a home following an apparent murder-suicide in Lakeland, Florida, on Christmas Eve, reports WFLA.
The Lakeland Police Department said it received a call at 5:30 p.m., prompting officers to respond to the house in under five minutes, said the local news outlet. In a statement, Capt. Ed Cain said the children are all under ten years old and were found inside the home when officers around at the scene. They are in “safe hands,” Cain added.
— Darren Botelho (@DarrenBotelho) December 25, 2019
What a heartbreaking scene. Lakeland PD still investigating here on Atlanta Avenue where three adults were found dead in a murder-suicide. We heard a very distraught woman wailing down the street. Just devastating. @wfla pic.twitter.com/Wb1kAQMl4T
— victoria price (@WFLAVictoria) December 25, 2019
He said the relationship between the deceased adults or children is presently unclear.
There are no further details at this time.