A family of five members was discovered dead in their Massachusetts home Monday morning when a relative came to convey the children to school, authorities tell.
Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz said to reporters that the two adults and three children died from gunshot wounds.
Cruz’s office recognized family members as 40-year-old Deirdre Zaccardi, 43-year-old Joseph Zaccardi, 11-year-old Alexis Zaccardi and 9-year-old twins Nathaniel and Kathryn Zaccardi.
Cruz said in a statement, “It’s a crime, a crime took place in that building. Three little children are gone forever.”
When replying to the house in Abington, about 20 miles south of Boston, authorities first found Deirdre Zaccardi’s body, then the rest of the family, Cruz responded.
Cruz told that the investigation was continuing but that it seemed “to be an isolated incident.”
“When something unbelievable like this occurs, there’s always continuing to be more questions than there are going to be answered,” Cruz replied. “This is just a horrible, horrible situation, here for the town of Abington.”
Abington Police Chief David Majenski told there was no memoir of domestic issues with the family.
Superintendent Peter Schafer of Abington Public Schools said that the counselors would be made open to students after the surprising and unexplainably sad loss.
“Their presence affected so many lives and there are no words to reveal the grief we feel,” he told for the family.