Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

June 16, 2014

Police: 4 in Va. killed in apparent murder-suicide

Associated Press

MATOACA, Va. — Police say a Chesterfield County couple and two children have been fatally shot in an apparent murder-suicide.

Media outlets report that the shootings occurred late Sunday night at a residence in the Matoaca area.

Chesterfield County police Lt. John Miller tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch that officers found the bodies of the father and a 2-year-old boy inside the home.

Miller says the mother and a 9-year-old girl were found outside the residence. The mother died at the scene. The girl was taken to a hospital, where she died.

Miller says all four family members had been shot. He says police aren’t searching for any suspects.

The family hasn’t been identified, pending notification of relatives.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch,