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3 Members Of Family Dead In Double Murder-Suicide In Whittier

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WHITTIER (AP) — Police say three people have been found dead inside a home in Whittier.

Officer Mike Dekowski says the bodies were found shortly before 7:30 p.m. Friday.

He says a family member went to the home around noon and saw a woman lying on the floor with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police surrounded the home believing a suspect may be inside.

Dekowski says a SWAT team entered about seven hours later and found three people dead — a man in his 30s, another man in his 60s and a woman in her 60s.

He says officers used tear gas to enter the home and are ventilating the residence so the individuals can be properly identified.

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