Four people are dead in a gruesome shooting in northeast Phoenix, Arizona, including the suspected gunman, in what appears to be a case of domestic violence.
According to police, a man killed his wife, teenage daughter and a family friend before apparently taking his own life. The family friend’s body was found in the driveway, the daughter’s inside the house, and the wife’s body was found burning in the backyard. The suspected gunman was found dead in an alleyway more than a block from the family’s home.
Phoenix police say the wife reportedly filed an order of protection just hours before the shooting. The incident started when she tried to leave the home. Phoenix’s 3TV reports that after the shooting, police and members of the SWAT team surrounded the house and sent in a robot before they entered the home. Authorities have not yet released the names of the victims.