5-month-old child found inside home of murder/suicide

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Monday, June 3, 2013 - 4:20pm

A 5-month-old child was found inside a home with two dead bodies. Police believe the shooting was the result of a murder/suicide.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies were called out to a home on Brittani Court in Hammond shortly before noon. When deputies arrived, nothing appeared to be out of place.

“No one would answer the door and a baby could be heard inside,” Chief Dennis Pevey explained. “Deputies entered the residence through an unlocked side door to discover a 5-month-old child unattended in a seat in the front room.”

Deputies began to search the residence. They discovered the body of a male and female in the rear bedroom.

“It appears to be a murder/suicide by gunshot,” Chief Pevey said. “Detectives are canvassing the neighborhood for information regarding this residence.”

The identities of the victims have not been released. No further information can be provided at this time.

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