Mom, 4 children dead in apparent murder-suicide, deputies say

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Tennessee Mother Reportedly Kills Four Children In Murder-Suicide

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A Tennessee mother and four children were found dead Monday in what investigators believe was a murder-suicide.

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BREAKING: Apparent Murder-Suicide in Maury County

News4 is LIVE on the scene of an investigation in Maury County, where five people are confirmed dead of an apparent murder-suicide. Getting more information from Sheriff Bucky Rowland now:

Posted by WSMV News 4, Nashville on Monday, October 15, 2018

According to the Columbia Daily Herald, a family member arrived at the Maury County home after 6 p.m. Monday and discovered the bodies, authorities said.

The mother, whose name has not been released, appeared to have died from "a self-inflicted gunshot wound," the Daily Herald reported. The children – three girls and a boy – ranged from 8 to 16 years old and were home-schooled, authorities told WSMV.

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Maury County Sheriff Bucky Rowland said investigators do not believe there are any additional suspects, and the children's father was not at home during the incident, WZTV reported.

"We don't believe we have a suspect at large at this time, but we are going to be thorough with this investigation," Rowland said, according to the Daily Herald.

He added: "As emergency responders, we see gruesome scenes regularly, but this is not one that you see every day."

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