Two adults and two children were found dead in an apparent shooting in north Scottsdale, Arizona, in what police believe is an isolated incident.
Scottsdale police responded to the incident at around 1:30 p.m., which took place at a home, on Friday, Nov. 10, ABC15 reports.
Scottsdale police Sgt. Ben Hoster said they believe the victims all lived in the same house, but as of writing, he could not confirm if all of the victims were members of the same family.
“These situations are always very sad. Right now, we’re just trying to find out why or who. We’ll get there,” Hoster told The Republic newspaper.
Police confirmed that a gun was used during the incident.
SPD is investigating a shooting involving multiple subjects at a residence in the area of 103rd Pl and Sutton. PIO is headed to the scene.
— ScottsdalePD (@ScottsdalePD) November 10, 2017
As of writing, police had not released any details on the type of gun or the identities or ages of the victims.
Police said they are still in the early stages of the investigation.
At this point, police don’t believe the suspect is still at large.
“This is an isolated incident,” Hoster told reporters during a news conference in the neighborhood on Friday afternoon. “We do not believe there are any outstanding suspects.”
Tina Liberty, who has lived in the neighborhood for 25 years, said she was shocked.
“This is a family neighborhood. Neighbors know each other,” Liberty told the Arizona Republic. “It scares me because this is a quiet … normal neighborhood. Then all of a sudden—it’s unbelievable.”
One neighbor said on Facebook he was having a “hard time” processing the shooting. He said he could see the house from his garage.
Another neighbor said on Facebook she can’t fathom could have happened.
“May they be at peace. This is a family in my neighborhood, I cannot imagine the circumstances that would lead to this end,” she wrote.
Scottsdale Police investigating shooting involving mutiple people at a home in this neighborhood off Frank Loyd and Cactus. pic.twitter.com/7PNOTQeXz1
— Chris Gros (@ChrisGrosABC15) November 10, 2017