Elk Mills, Md. — Three children and two adults were found dead in their home Friday morning after a shooting in a suburb one hour from Baltimore, Maryland authorities said.
Deputies found the bodies when called to the Elk Mills residence around 9 a.m., Cecil County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Michael Holmes told The Associated Press.
A man from the home called 911 to report the shooting, the sheriff’s office said, according to news reports.
The victim died of gunshot wounds, the department said, according to The Associated Press.
Children ranging from fifth to eighth grade, no names of the victims have been released, Scripps Station WMAR report.
WMAR reports that the victims were found in various parts of the home, including a detached garage.
All of the victims died before the deputies entered their homes, according to media reports.
The sheriff’s office is still investigating what led to the shooting, WMAR reported.
The outlet reported that investigators found a gun next to an adult male who was one of five people found dead at the residence.
According to WMAR, it is not known if he is related to the other victims.
The outlet reported there was no history of a law enforcement call to the home.
The department said on its Facebook page that there are currently no threats to the public.