February 18, 2019 9:19 pm

3 children among 4 found dead with gunshot wounds in Michigan apartment

WATCH: On Monday, deputies responded to reports of a shooting in northern Kent County, Michigan. Multiple people were killed according to Kent County Sheriff Michelle Lajoye-Young.


Authorities say three children and a woman were found dead of apparent gunshot wounds at a home in western Michigan.

Kent County Sheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young says authorities responded Monday to a property near Cedar Springs, a community about 30 miles (48 kilometres) north of Grand Rapids. She says someone discovered the bodies and called 911.

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LaJoye-Young said the three children were elementary school-aged and younger but declined to provide further information about the victims’ relationships to one another. She said authorities were still confirming the victims’ identities.

LaJoye-Young called the scene “a horrific thing to be called to” and said “my heart goes out to the families involved here and the community.”

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Authorities don’t believe there is a shooter at large. An investigation is ongoing.

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