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Family gunned down inside FL home

By Curt Fonger - email

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WFLX) - A disturbing discovery in a suburban Florida home leaves neighbors on a quiet street shaken and police searching for answers and a killer.

"We had a neighbor call us, who was concerned, so we responded to try to look around the house, and that's when we discovered the bodies," said David McCranie with the Tallahassee Police Department.

Police say the mother, her 6-year-old twin girls and 3-year-old son are the victims of foul play. "[It] does appear to be violence involved," McCranie said. "As we go into the scene, it's very expansive, a lot of detail involved to make sure we don't miss anything or make a mistake. So things are a little slow right now, but progress is being made."

McCranie says only the four lived inside of the home. He says they're now speaking with relatives and other acquaintances to find out what other relationships the family may have had.

Neighbors say they're in disbelief that something like this could happen in their neighborhood. "It's just sad a sight to see; it's sad knowing these kids didn't make it," said a neighbor.

Police say they're now working with the state attorney's office to gather the evidence they need, but say it may be some time before they figure out what happened.

Autopsies are being performed, and police hope the results will provide clues.

Relatives say the woman was a single, stay-at-home mom raising three children.

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