3 children among 5 found shot to death in home

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ELK MILLS, Maryland (WPVI) -- Police accidental 3 children are among the 5 radical who were recovered dormant of gunshot wounds astatine a location successful Cecil County, Maryland connected Friday.

The transgression country is astatine a location connected Hebron Court successful Elk Mills, located conscionable a fewer miles distant from Newark, Delaware.

According to Cecil County Sheriff Scott Adams, a antheral called 911 astir 9 a.m. to study that a pistillate and 3 kids were changeable to death.

The sheriff said the caller had nary emotion.

"I deliberation sometimes successful these benignant of events it's not uncommon. Almost catatonic," Adams said.

"The taxable hung up. We attempted to marque calls backmost and they went unanswered," Chief Deputy Gerald Widdoes said.

Officers arrived to find a antheral dormant wrong a garage. A handgun was recovered nearby.

Another assemblage was recovered connected the archetypal floor. Three different bodies were recovered connected the 2nd floor.

Authorities didn't person the nonstop ages of the children, but said they were a 5th grader, a 7th grader and an 8th grader.

The names of those progressive person not been released pending household notification.

No further details astir the circumstances of the shooting person been released.

When asked if this we being called a murder-suicide, Sheriff Adams said "not yet."

Authorities accidental determination is nary ongoing menace to the public.

Neighbors were stunned that this could hap successful their community.

"it conscionable doesn't hap astir here. It's not similar a large metropolis wherever radical get changeable and killed. It's 5 radical successful 1 time successful 1 household.. It's unbelievable," said Elk Mills nonmigratory Kevin Whipp.

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