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3 kids under 7 years old among family killed in murder-suicide at Delaware home, police say

July 10, 2018 - 3:27 pm
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(PRICES CORNER, Del.) -- A Delaware family of five, including three children under the age of 7, died in a “murder-suicide by gunshot,” police said.

Troopers responded to the home in Prices Corner, Delaware, Monday night and found the five bodies -- all shot dead -- upstairs, Delaware State Police said.

The husband, Matthew Edwards, 42, had a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

The other family members were identified as wife Julie Edwards, 41, a 6-year-old boy, a 4-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy, police said.

Their deaths have been ruled "murder-suicide by gunshot," police said.

Neighbors said they saw the family outside the home Sunday, ABC Philadelphia station WPVI-TV reported.

"We're kind of in shock,” neighbor Brian Covenko told WPVI-TV. “We were really friendly with them.”

The Delaware State Police homicide unit is investigating.

"There is no concern for safety in the surrounding area," police said.

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