8 people found dead in Utah home from apparent gunshot wounds: Police
The police launch an investigation into the matter, and further details will be provided at a later time.
Police at the Enoch City Police reported on Wednesday that the bodies of eight people, including five children, were found in a Utah home during a welfare check.
"On January 4, 2023, officers of the Enoch City Police department were summoned to 4900 North block of Albert Drive in reference to a welfare check. Officers checked the residence and found three adults and five minors deceased inside the home. Each appeared to have sustained gunshot wounds," the police said in a press release, adding that there were no threats to the public or "any suspects at large."
Other reports say the victims died in an apparent murder-suicide.
The police added that it launched an investigation into the matter, and further details will be provided at a later time.
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