3 found dead in Sammamish home, investigated as murder-suicide

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SAMMAMISH, Wash. -- Authorities are investigating the deaths of three people at a home in Sammamish as a possible murder-suicide.

The King County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday afternoon that deputies were called to a home in the 23900 block of SE 42nd Place for a welfare check.

"They found 3 people deceased all of them with gunshot wounds," said Sergeant Ryan Abbott with the King County Sheriff's Office.

The deceased are an elderly man and woman and a man in his 30s. Officials said the three are related, but they do not know how yet.

"This is a traumatic horrible, horrible thing that’s happened. It’s going to be awhile before we get any answers," said Abbott.

People returning to their homes after work say they were shocked to see the scene in their neighborhood.

"That’s scary, I just got home from work I’m surprised I’m really surprised it’s a really safe neighborhood I've always felt safe here," said Jennifer Eikn.

Eikn says she's lived in the neighborhood for nearly two decades. She says she knows the people killed were quiet neighbors.

A sheriff's office spokesperson said there are no outstanding suspects and the case is being investigated as a possible murder-suicide.

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