SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Eight individuals, together with 5 kids, had been discovered lifeless of gunshot wounds in a southern Utah dwelling Wednesday, in response to authorities, who didn’t present particulars or a potential motive for the killings.
The victims had been discovered when police did a welfare test on the residence, in response to an announcement from metropolis officers in Enoch, a metropolis of about 8,000 individuals situated 245 miles (394 kilometers) south of Salt Lake Metropolis.
Police mentioned they didn’t detect any threats to the general public.
Iron County Faculty District officers mentioned in a letter despatched to oldsters that the 5 kids attended colleges within the district.
Enoch Metropolis Supervisor Rob Dotson mentioned the neighborhood was reeling from the information of the eight our bodies and that the deceased, all members of 1 household, had been well-known within the southern Utah metropolis.
“Many people have served with them in church, locally, and gone to high school with these individuals,” Dotson mentioned in a video assertion Wednesday night time.
“This neighborhood proper now could be struggling. They really feel misplaced, they’re in ache and so they have a variety of questions,” Dotson added, noting that officers deliberate to launch extra info because it turns into out there and the police investigation progresses.
Wellness checks primarily based on calls to the police division just like the one which led them to the residence the place the our bodies had been discovered are routine when individuals are not seen for lengthy durations of time, Dotson mentioned.
Utah Governor Spencer Cox provided his condolences in a tweet Wednesday night time.
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