Breaking: Family of 4, including 2 kids, found dead in their home from apparent shooting

A family of four has been founded dead of apparent gunshot wounds in a home in Iowa, according to reports.

ABC News, citing the Department of Public Safety, say that the bodies of Chandrasekhar Sunkara, an IT employee working with the Iowa Department of Public Safety, his wife and two children (both boys) were found this weekend.

West Des Moines Police Department have confirmed the deaths, though the names of the two boys, aged 15 and 10, have not been made public knowledge.

Police state that other relatives of the family were visiting at the time. It was one such family member who ran out of the house to alert others upon finding the bodies.

As per reports, the four victims had all sustained gunshots wounds and were pronounced dead at the scene.


In a brief statement yesterday, the Department of Public Safety said: “Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the Sunkaras.”

We’ll have more on this story as and when the information becomes available. 

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