Family of 5 Found Shot to Death in Virginia Home
2 adults, 3 children found by family member
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 4, 2014 9:58 AM CDT
In this Aug. 4, 2014 photo released by the Culpeper County Sheriff's Office, police investigate the home where a family of five was found shot to death Sunday night, in Culpeper, Va.   (Uncredited)
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(Newser) – Police say a family of five, including three children, has been found shot to death at a home in Virginia. The other victims were two adults, both 35 years old; a family member discovered the bodies inside a house just outside Culpeper, a town of about 15,000 people 70 miles southwest of Washington, according to a detective with the Culpeper County Sheriff's Office. Deputies arrived at the scene around 10pm yesterday, after the relative found the bodies, and the shootings are being treated as homicide. Another family of five was found dead inside their Maine home last month.