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Investigation of apparent murder-suicide underway in La Junta


The La Junta Police Department, with assistance from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, is investigating an apparent murder-suicide Tuesday night.

Officers were called to a home in the 1100 block of Smithland Avenue in La Junta shortly before midnight. Two adults and two children were found shot in the home. Two adults and one child were pronounced dead at the scene. The second child died after being transported to a Denver-area hospital.

Officials say the information is very preliminary, with few details available. Anyone with information is asked to call the La Junta Police Department at (719) 384-2525.

Initial information indicates this was not a random incident, and victims were known to each another.