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Five found Dead in Arizona Home in Suspected Murder-Suicide

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Five people were found shot to death in a Tucson home in what police suspect was a murder-suicide.

The bodies were found Tuesday evening by a man who went to the single-story house, police Sgt. Pete Dugan said.

Details were sparse, but all of the dead had signs of gunshot trauma, he said.

Authorities weren't actively searching for suspects because they believe it was a murder-suicide, Dugan said.

"They are trying to figure what took place," he said.

The shootings occurred in a blue-collar neighborhood on the south side of Tucson that residents said has seen an uptick in drug dealing recently.

The home had a no-trespassing sign on the door, and two tricycles and a small basketball court out front. An abandoned home stood on one side of the residence.

Neighbor Araceli Zatarain said a family of four has lived in the home for more than 20 years. She said police officers arrived at the home with guns drawn and demanded that one of the family's sons come out. Police later went inside, where they found the bodies.

Investigators did not release any other information, including names or ages of the people found.

Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor told the Arizona Daily Star that all five appeared to have been shot sometime Tuesday, and it didn't appear that any were young children. He said the bodies were found in different areas of the house.

Villaseñor said officers have been called to the home before, but details weren't immediately available.

 

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