Four members of an Indian-origin family, including two teenage boys, were shot dead at their residence in West Des Moines, United States, on Saturday morning.
As per the early reports, the West Des Moines Police department said that the victims have been identified as Chandrasekhar Sunkara(44), Lavanya (41) and two boys aged 15 and 10.
The police have found multiple gunshots on the victim bodies. “We are continuing to work through this investigation. We will follow through until we have answered as many questions as the evidence allows,” said Sergeant Dan Wade with the West Des Moines Police Department.
The incident came to light after the guests, who were staying at the victims’ residence, saw the bodies and informed the local authorities.
Based on the complaint from the family members, police have registered a case and are investigating. Officials said primary and technical evidence shows that no other person entered their house before the incident occurred.
According to reports, locals told the police that Sunkara was depressed and might have killed his wife and two children and later committed suicide.
Police said they all died of apparent gunshot wounds but an autopsy would determine the exact cause of death.