Police in New Carlisle, Indiana responded to a call at a home at the 700 block of Thunderbird Drive at around 7:00 a.m. local time, there they found a couple who lived at the home dead of gunshot wounds, reports ABC 57.
Here’s what you need to know…
1. The Children Called 911
Police have confirmed 2 are dead at the scene of a shooting, 700 block of thunderbird drive in new Carlisle pic.twitter.com/SFGDGS8FKh
— Kate Chappell (@kchappellwndu) August 6, 2013
A couple lived at the home with the woman’s two children, the man was believed to be their step-father. Police now believe the children were the ones who dialed 911. WSBT reports that two children were seen being taken away from the scene in tears.
2. The Bodies Were Found in the Bathroom
One person was dead of self-inflicted gunshot wounds, the other had been shot by someone else. Police are treating it as a murder/suicide. Their bodies were found in the bathroom.
3. This Shooting Has Shocked a Quiet Neighborhood
A shooting happened in New Carlisle.. 4 minutes away from my house… What has this world come to…. Ally Ziegler (@allyzieglerrr) August 6, 2013
Neighbors have described the neighborhood as quiet. They told Fox28 had never noticed anything strange about the family nor had their been incidents at the home previously.
The home is believed to be located at 713 Thunderbird Drive, according to Trulia.com the home is a:
Single-Family Home located at 713 Thunderbird Drive, New Carlisle IN. 713 Thunderbird Dr has 3 beds, 2 baths, and approximately 1,690 square feet. The property has a lot size of 0.26 acres and was built in 1978. The average listing price for similar homes for sale is $143,783. 713 Thunderbird Dr is in the 46552 ZIP code in New Carlisle, IN.
4. The Victims Have Not Been Named
— WSBT News (@WSBT) August 6, 2013
The names of the victims have not been named yet. NBC 16 has reported that the children’s ages are “estimated” at 9 and 14. Fox28 reports that the children are now in the care of their biological father.
5. There Was a Murder/Suicide in New Carlisle in 2010
In 2010, Nick Simeri, a renowned bar owner in nearby South Bend, Indiana, shot himself after shooting his ex-wife, Lisa Martin-Simeri dead at their former home in New Carlisle. At the scene, police found Lisa-Martin Simeri shot and killed on the front lawn, cops operated under the theory that she was running for help when she was gunned down. Nick Simeri then went back inside the home and took his own life. He was found alive at the scene but pronounced dead shortly after emergency responders arrived.
The town of New Carlisle has under 2,000 inhabitants and lies about 80 miles east of Chicago, close to Lake Michigan.