Weld County, CO – Four people are dead in a Colorado shooting in Weld County, and police say that the incident is believed to be a murder-suicide.
The Colorado shooting deaths were the subject of a press conference this morning at 8:30 local time, where police in Longmont confirmed that three murders and an apparent suicide had occurred at Longview Estates in Longmont sometime around 4 am.
Scant details on the victims of the Longmont shootings have been disclosed by press, but the Denver Post says one of the people shot may have been a teenage girl
According to police in Weld County, a 911 call came in during which an apparent victim and the alleged shooter were audible, and Weld County Sheriff”s Office spokesman Tim Schwartz explained:
“The disptacher hears her say, ‘No, no, no.’ Then the dispatcher hears gunshots … A male party then gets on the phone, says he’s going to kill himself. The dispatcher hears another gunshot.”
Local resident Leslie McGill told the Post that, while she didn’t know the victims, everyone is shaken up given the recent, high-profile shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
“I got a phone call this morning from a relative saying, ‘I just needed to hear your voice,’ … The big thing is I don’t know how I’m going to tell my son about this after the school shootings and now the shooting here.”
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Colorado authorities say at least four people have been found dead in an apparent murder-suicide near Longmont.
— WSVN-TV (@wsvn) December 18, 2012
Below is a video of the press conference in Weld County regarding the triple murder-suicide.
ABC reports that the four victims of the Longmont, Colorado shooting appear to be related and that there were two males and two females dead at the scene.