Teen, 4-year-old escape home during apparent murder-suicide in Massachusetts
OXFORD, Mass. (WLNE) – Two children escaped injury after an apparent murder-suicide in Oxford.
According to the Worcester County District Attorney, the 13-year-old and 4-year-old jumped out of a window after shots were fired at a home on Old Webster Road shortly before 5:20 p.m. Tuesday.
Police say the woman was killed when shots were fired in the home. When the shooting broke out, a 13-year-old child who was in the home carried a 4-year-old child to safety through a window and to a neighbor’s home.
When police officers arrived at the home, they found the woman in the kitchen and she was pronounced dead with an apparent gunshot wound. Police then found the man behind the house and he was pronounced dead with an apparent gunshot wound.
A third child, a 3-year-old, was still in the home during the shooting and was immediately brought to safety by responding police officers.
The couple had three children living with them, two that were their children, and one from a previous marriage, according to police.
All three children received trauma-related services at the Oxford Police Department.
Oxford Police Chief Anthony Saad says the shooting was an isolated incident and investigators are trying to determine whether police have responded to the home in the past.
Authorities have not identified the deceased couple.