SPRING HILL, Tenn. - A Tennessee mother and four children were found dead Monday in what investigators believe was a murder-suicide.
According to the Columbia Daily Herald, a family member arrived at the Maury County home after 6 p.m. Monday and discovered the bodies, authorities said.
The mother, whose name has not been released, appeared to have died from "a self-inflicted gunshot wound," the Daily Herald reported. The children – three girls and a boy – ranged from 8 to 16 years old and were home-schooled, authorities told WSMV.
Maury County Sheriff Bucky Rowland said investigators do not believe there are any additional suspects, and the children's father was not at home during the incident, WZTV reported.
"We don't believe we have a suspect at large at this time, but we are going to be thorough with this investigation," Rowland said, according to the Daily Herald.
He added: "As emergency responders, we see gruesome scenes regularly, but this is not one that you see every day."
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