Four people are dead in what police say was a triple murder suicide in a southwest side home Monday evening, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Police Chief Bill McManus says police and firefighters were called to the home in the 7500 block of Dream Valley, which is off Five Palms Dr, just north of Miller's Pond, for a report of a house in fire.
"When we arrived on the scene, there was already spoke coming from inside the house," McManus said. "Two victims were lying out front."
Both victims, in their sixties, were dead from gunshot wounds.
Fire Chief Charles Hood says neighbors apparently managed to get the two victims out of the house.
"We go to house fires quite often, but to roll up and see that there are two people laying in the front yard, they took a great risk by gowing up there, evaluating those folks, because you don't know what could have been inside that door or inside that window," Hood said.
He soon found out what was inside the burning home.
When firefighters entered, they found two more bodies, a man and his grandmother.
Police think the man found inside the home killed the three people, set the house on fire, and then killed himself.
All are believed to be related.
Police have yet to determine a motive for the bloody attack.