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Five found dead inside Maryland home in murder-suicide

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend and members of her family.

Five adults were found dead inside a Maryland home Friday in what authorities said was a quadruple murder and suicide.

Deputies from the Charles County Sheriff's Office and La Plata Police Department officers responded to a report of a shooting at the home in La Plata about 4 p.m., the sheriff's office tweeted on Friday.

The La Plata officers found five adults dead inside, the sheriff's office said.

They were identified Saturday as Sara Mann, 21; her brother, Kai Mann, 18; their mother, Sommaly Mann, 48; and Javon Watson, 23. The suspect, Andre Sales, 28, was also found dead in the home.

An aerial view of the home where police report the discovery of five bodies, in La Plata, Md., on Friday.
An aerial view of the home where police report the discovery of five bodies, in La Plata, Md., on Friday.WRC

The sheriff's office said Sales, who lived at a different home, was Sara's ex-boyfriend. He allegedly went to the residence and killed the victims before fatally shooting himself, the office said in a Facebook update. The gun was recovered from the scene.

Two young children were initially unaccounted for but were later found safe and unharmed at a different location.

Deputies do not have a motive and said investigators are still processing evidence and speaking with the family.

An unidentified homeowner came home and found the bodies.

“We didn’t expect anything like that happening here,” neighbor Zaid Khan told NBC Washington. “I mean we don’t experience much. Maybe like thieves here somewhere, but we don’t really experience anything here so it’s crazy,” he added.

La Plata Police Chief Carl Schinner also told the station that investigators thought it was likely “an isolated incident.”

Representatives of the sheriff's and county medical examiner's offices did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

NBC Washington reported on-air that the home is in the Agricopia neighborhood in La Plata, which is about 35 miles south of Washington, D.C.