ANDOVER, Mass. (WPRI) — A couple and their 12-year-old son were found shot to death in a home in Andover, Massachusetts, Thursday morning, according to the Essex District Attorney’s Office.
Police received a call from the family’s Porter Road home shortly after 3 a.m.
Upon arrival, officers “breached two doors” to get inside where they found the three victims with fatal gunshot wounds.
They were later identified as 56-year-old Andrew Robinson, his 55-year-old wife, Linda, and their son, Sebastian.
“The incident appears to be a tragic case of domestic violence and murder-suicide,” the DA’s office said in a statement. “Andrew Robinson died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
Sebastian was a sixth grade student at Saint John’s Prep. The school was closed for the day, according to its website.
“Obviously, we know the how; we’re trying to figure out the why right now, so we’re going to need some time to figure that out,” Andover Police Chief Pat Keefe said during a news conference at the scene.
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