Police had been called to the property in Allen, Texas, on Monday and discovered a family of four had died in an apparent murder-suicide
Familicide was discovered after a family member called police for a welfare check after being locked out of the house and unsuccessfully trying to get someone to answer the door
Farman Sherwani, his wife Layla Sherwani, 12-year-old son Shaheen Sherwani and 2-year-old son Mateen Sherwani were found inside – dead from gunshot wounds
Family reportedly was going through a rough patch after their four-year-old daughter drowned in the pool at their home, a few weeks back
A father, mother, and two children have died from an apparent murder-suicide just three weeks after losing their toddler daughter to a drowning accident at their Allen, TX home on Monday, August 28.
The father Farman Sherwani who was a Machinery Mechanic and his wife Layla Sherwani, and their two children identified as 12-year-old Shaheen Sherwani and 2-year-old Mateen Sherwani were found dead with a gunshot wound.
Law enforcement agencies determined that the incident was a murder-suicide. According to reports, the family of four was confirmed dead inside their home located in the area of Aberdeen Drive, near Exchange in Allen, a city about 30 miles north of Dallas, police said in a statement
The family of four were all found dead in a Texas home in what investigators say is an apparent murder-suicide, after they lost their four-year-old daughter in a swimming pool accident, just a few weeks ago.
Police in Allen, Texas, say they discovered the remains during a welfare check called in by a resident of the home locked out of the house and and unsuccessfully trying to get someone to answer the door, decided to phone the police.
Police investigations believe the fatalities to be a possible murder-suicide.
The Islamic Association of Allen, which initially identified the four family members, also said the family’s 4-year-old daughter drowned three weeks ago in a swimming pool.
While the specifics of that incident are not clear, police say the drowning was a factor in Monday’s murder-suicide. Allen detectives think the girl’s drowning “is believed to be a factor.”
Machinery Mechanic Farman Sherwani [photo], his wife Layla Sherwani, and their two children identified as 12-year-old Shaheen Sherwani and 2-year-old Mateen Sherwani were found each dead with a gunshot wound, at their Allen, TX, home on Monday
The Islamic Association of Allen confirmed that the family members were part of the local Muslim community.
Imam Abdul Rahman Bashir, the religious director for the Islamic Association of Allen, told NBC: ‘Waking up to the news of losing a four member family all of a sudden is not something that anyone can be prepared for, family members or let alone anyone in the community, so it’s been a very heavy day for everyone in the community’
Bashir says the family was already going through a rough situation with the drowning of their daughter.
He continued: ‘In this type of situation, it’s not easy for any family. In spite of having many family members here, they were really broken.’
‘We are all shocked and saddened by this news. I ask that you please keep the family and loved ones in your thoughts over the coming days and months.’