2 Toddlers, 4 Adults Shot Dead in Memphis Home

Worst mass killing in city in 35 years
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Mar 4, 2008 7:39 AM CST
Memphis detectives canvas the neighborhood, Tuesday, Mar. 4, 2008 in Memphis, Tenn. after four adults and two children were discovered murdered in a home. (AP Photo/Greg Campbell)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Memphis police found two toddler girls and four adults shot dead in a home in the city's Binghamton neighborhood yesterday. Three other young children have been taken to a local hospital with gunshot wounds and are said to be critically injured, reports the Commercial Appeal. Police say the shootings happened Sunday night but the bodies weren't discovered until a relative of one of the children went to the house yesterday.

Neighbors said they heard gunshots—but that was nothing unusual for the area. The landlord described the couple who rented the brick, single-family home as "very nice, very polite." Police haven't yet identified the victims or discussed a possible motive for the killings, thought to be Memphis' worst multiple homicide in 35 years.