Four people were shot to death in central Michigan in what investigators say may have been a murder-suicide. Kent County Sheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young revealed in a news conference that the victims included an adult woman and three young children.
She said that investigators did not believe a suspect is at-large and or that there was any lasting threat to the public. No arrests have been made.
The sheriff’s office has not yet publicly identified the victims. But family members told WOOD-TV that they believe Aubrianne Moore, 28, killed her three daughters, ages 8, 6 and 2, before taking her own life. Moore reportedly had a history of mental health issues and was diagnosed with “unspecified schizophrenia” in 2018.
The shooting happened during the afternoon of February 18, at a home along 19 Mile Road near Division Avenue, This is west of Cedar Springs in Solon Township, which is about 25 miles north of the city of Grand Rapids.
Sheriff LaJoye-Young explained in a news conference that the situation was “stable.” She said deputies were speaking with witnesses and doing forensic tests to piece together what happened. She described the situation as “horrific” and that her “heart goes out to the families involved here and the community. We’re certainly going to do everything we can to bring this to a quick resolution.”