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Murder-Suicide Eyed in Deaths of Five in Arizona Home

Police believe Christopher Carrillo, 25, shot and killed four family members before killing himself on the south side Tucson Tuesday evening.
Image: Tuscon home where 5 people were shot to death
Five people were shot to death at this home in Tuscon, Ariz. on May 12.A.E. Araiza / Arizona Daily Star

Tucson, Arizona, police said Wednesday that the deaths of five family members — the youngest of whom was 17 — were the result of a murder-suicide.

Police believe Christopher Carrillo, 25, shot and killed his four family members before turning the gun on himself at a southern Tucson home sometime before an acquaintance discovered the grisly scene just before 6 p.m. local time Tuesday (8 p.m. ET).

The victims were identified as Raul Carrillo, 58; Karen Saari, 53; Erick Carrillo, 32; and Isela Rodriguez, 17, Tucson police said in a statement Wednesday.

The bodies were discovered after an acquaintance went to visit the home and called police after finding a dead man when he opened the door, police said. Officers went to the home and found the rest of the bodies inside, all with obvious gunshot wounds, police said. Police have not released a motive.

— Phil Helsel