Two adult males and a woman were killed dead in Christmas Eve murder-suicide inside a Florida home with four young children inside
Double homicide-suicide took place inside 3009 Atlanta Ave, Lakeland, Florida, home on Tuesday
Leighton D Josephs Jr, 30, armed himself with a gun and entered the home and shot two people inside before turning the gun on himself
His victims were an unidentified 30-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man
Police arrived to find three bodies and four kids under 10 who were unharmed
Cops believe Josephs and his two victims knew one another
‘It’s a very tragic situation on Christmas Eve that’s going to impact a lot of families,’ Cain said.
The incident began unfolding at around 5.30pm when police received a 911 call and responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Atlanta Avenue in Lakeland.
The responding officers entered the home and found the three adult residents dead from gunshot wounds.
Detectives believe the victims and Josephs knew one another.
The four children, who were unharmed, were taken to the Lakeland police station, reported WFLA.
Capt Cain later said they were in ‘safe hands,’ but he would not elaborate on whether the children are staying with relatives, or whether they are in state custody.