Two children, two adults slain “apparent murder/suicide” in El Paso County

Two children and two adults were killed in what appears to be a murder-suicide at a home near Monument, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s office.

Deputies were called to the home in the 1300 block of Pleier Drive just after 10 a.m. Saturday for a report of “someone on scene who was seriously injured and needed help,” Lt. Deborah Mynatt said in a statement Sunday.

When deputies arrived, they found two children and two adults dead.

Mynatt did not share any details of how the incident unfolded and did not immediately respond to a request for additional information Sunday. The ages and identity of the four people have not been publicly released and it was unclear if they were related or who carried out the attack.

The sheriff’s office initially put out a reverse 911 call asking residents in the area to shelter in place after encountering the scene Saturday, but Mynatt said in the statement that authorities have determined is no threat to the community.

The children and adults who died will be identified by the El Paso County Coroner’s office.

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