3 dead in suspected murder-suicide in Spotsylvania

Published: Nov. 26, 2017 at 7:43 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 27, 2017 at 5:27 PM EST
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SPOTSYLVANIA, VA (WWBT) - Police in Spotsylvania County are investigating, after three people were found dead in a home Saturday afternoon.

Officers got the call around 3:30 p.m., for a welfare check at a home in the 7900 block of Waterford Drive.

When they got to the scene, a neighbor told deputies that the homeowner's dog was running around the neighborhood, and the door to the home was open.

When officers entered the home, they found three people dead.

38-year-old Meghan Scully; her mother, 68-year-old Mary Scully; and her father, 69-year-old Robert Scully, all had gunshot wounds.

Detectives are currently investigating, and they say this appears to be a murder-suicide. The Medical Examiner confirmed that Robert Scully was the only one with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The weapon believed to have been used was located at the scene and the victims have been transported to the Medical Examiner's office for further evaluation.

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