CBSNews.com reports that 50-year-old Barry Kirk murdered a married couple along with their seven-year-old son in the family’s Columbus, Ohio home before being fatally shot himself by responding officers.
The victims are identified as John Anderson II, Christina Anderson and their son, Landon Anderson. The couple’s twelve-year-old daughter was also wounded by Kirk and taken to Columbus Children’s Hospital, where her condition was unknown. A fifth person was discovered inside the house unharmed.
Police were unsure what led to the shooting or if the Andersons knew Kirk.
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(Update: CBSNews.com reports that Kirk lived across the street from the Andersons and was a family friend, according to John Anderson II’s brother)