6 dead in Virginia murder-suicide

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Six people are dead following an apparent murder-suicide in the Deep Creek section of Chesapeake.

According to Ofc. Kelly O’Sullivan with Chesapeake Police, officers were called to the the 2300 block of Wildwood Rd. around 3:35 p.m. for a welfare check for a person. When they arrived officers found a person dead.

At some point during their investigation police went to a home at the intersection of N. George Washington Highway and Wintergreen Dr. where the found an armed person who would not come out of the home. Police blocked off the neighborhood and tried to negotiate with the person to get them out of the house.

After several hours officers entered the home and found five people dead, including the armed person they were trying to negotiate with. According to O’Sullivan, all six people who died were family members and it is believed the armed person killed them before killing themselves.

This report was originally published by WAVY.

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