Six people were found dead on Wednesday in two different residences in Chesapeake, Virginia, in what police are investigating as a murder-suicide within one family.
The Daily Press
said police were sent to a home to check on someone's welfare and they found one person dead inside.
An investigation led them to a second residence where they found a man barricaded inside, said Chesapeake police officer Kelly O'Sullivan.
After negotiating for several hours, police entered the building and found the barricaded person dead, along with four other bodies.
A source told WAVY-TV
the suspected shooter was Cameron Dooley and the victims were Dooley's grandmother Doris Dooley, his father and mother, Todd and Lori Dooley, sister Brooke Dooley, and brother Landon Dooley.
Investigators said they believe the suspect killed his family members before officers arrived at the scene and began negotiations.
"It's crazy, it's too much," Demetrius Peacock, a neighbor near the barricaded home, told WAVY-TV. "I'm right beside it. My family and I don't feel safe."
said Chesapeake police declined to give additional details on the shooting or what possibly lead to it. O'Sullivan said all the bodies were taken to the local medical examiner's office for autopsy and identification.
Todd and Lori Dooley own the house where one body was found, said the Virginian-Pilot, citing Chesapeake assessor's website records. Doris Dooley and the Rev. Allen Lee Dooley own the other home where the others were found dead.
Allen Lee Dooley, the former pastor of Temple Baptist Church of Chesapeake, died in 2010 at 73, according to his obituary
. The obituary said at the time of his death he was married to Doris Dooley for 50 years.
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