Early Tuesday morning, a 911 dispatcher received a call from a Colorado home. A woman gave an address near the town of Longmont in unincorporated Weld County.
“Then the dispatcher hears the female caller say, ‘No, no, no.’ Then the dispatcher hears gunshots,” Sgt. Tim Schwartz of the Weld County Sheriff’s Office told the Los Angeles Times.
Then, Schwartz said, “A male gets on the phone and says he is going to kill himself.”
Another gunshot then rings out over the phone, he said.
Inside the home, authorities found four dead, two women and two men. Investigators were still trying to confirm any relationships the dead might have had with one another and to establish a motive, Schwartz said.
“They are doing the search warrant now and trying to piece everything together. So it will take some time,” he said.
Schwartz would not say where the bodies were found, but said they were not all in the same place.
Schwartz said neighbors were shaken by the events. Longmont is about 40 miles north of Denver.
“Some of them heard the gunshots,” he said.
Brenda Stanley, 45, lives across the street from the home, though she did not hear gunshots. She said she did not know the people that lived there and described the community as quiet place -- at least until a SWAT team arrived on Tuesday.
“It’s shocking,” she told the Los Angeles Times. “There is never much going on.”