Mid-morning on Sunday, Bloomington police officers discovered the scene of an apparent triple homicide and suicide, inside a house on the southeast side of the city, according to a news release issued Sunday afternoon.
In the news release, Bloomington police department reported that earlier in the day, around 10 a.m., officers had responded to a call from a woman who had visited the house on the 2600 block of South Olcott Boulevard to pick up her friend. When she knocked and no one answered, she used a key to go inside and discovered her friend. It immediately appeared that her friend was deceased, and she left the house to call 911, according to the news release.
When BPD officers arrived, they found four people dead inside the house, all with gunshot wounds, according to the news release. The BPD news release says, “Evidence at the scene indicated that a 61-year-old man had shot and killed his 54-year-old wife, his 26 year-old daughter, and his 18-year-old son before shooting himself.”
The motive for the shootings is unknown and BPD is investigating, according to the news release. Names of the victims aren’t being released until next of kin can be notified. Autopsies for all four victims will be scheduled in the coming days, according to the news release.