On Monday night, horrible news was reported out of Delaware. 5 people were shot dead inside of their home in Prices Corner. The deceased included a 42-year-old man, a 41-year-old woman, and three children under the age of seven years old.
When the news was first released, little information was given regarding the tragic situation. However, the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit indicated that it appeared to be an isolated situation.
They said, "There is no concern for safety in the surrounding area."
Now, more troubling news has emerged about the situation. According to authorities, this was a murder-suicide case. The five family members that died were 42-year-old Matthew Edwards, 41-year-old Julie Edwards, as well as a 6-year-old boy, a 4-year-old girl, and a 3-year-old boy.
Authorities reported that Julie and the three children sustained a gunshot wound. While Matthew sustained a gunshot wound as well, his appeared to be self-inflicted. At this point, the investigation is still underway.
The victims were discovered in their home on Ferris Road.
After the incident, the Edwards' neighbors spoke out about the family. They said that they had just seen them all outside of their home a couple of days prior.
They said, "We're kind of in shock. We were really friendly with them."
As the investigation is still underway, we will continue to update as more information is made available. Meanwhile, please be praying for everyone else involved in this troubling situation. The end of their lives was absolutely tragic and all we can do at this point is pray for everyone else affected. Share your prayers here.
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